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Classic Aeron Chair by Herman Miller


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Classic Aeron Chair by Herman Miller
designed by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf

At A Glance:
Aeron is the godfather of the ergonomic office chair revolution. Designed by Bill Stumpf and released in the 90s, it became known as the dot.com chair. A younger, more tech savvy group of people had found an office chair of their own. To this day, the Aeron remains one of the best ergonomic chairs you can buy. It was the first, and it's still one of the best. Aeron is available in 3 sizes (chart) to best suit you.

What's To Like:
The Aeron Chair was described as "alien-looking" by some test groups when it first debuted, but they didn't realize those crazy kids wanted just that. The Aeron is unique to say the least, and comfortable and supportive to boot. It's also the first of its kind, so it scores originality points.

What's Not to Like:
If you're a larger person, there is a small flaw in the Aeron. The seat is edged with a curving hard plastic, and at the left and right edge it is upturned - that can be uncomfortable for some. Otherwise, this is a pretty sensational chair.

The Bottom Line:
A cutting-edge look and a serious commitment to comfort and support, all from the first of the breed. Bill Stumpf would go on to make the Embody Chair, but surpassing his original creation has often proved impossible for even the best ergonomic designers.

Also Available:
Remastered Aeron Chair
Aeron Low Stool
Aeron High Stool
Aeron Side Chair
Aeron Replacement Parts

The Herman Miller Aeron Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: AE111NN, AE211NN, AE111PW, AE211PW, AE113NN. AE213NN, AE113AW, AE213AW, AE113AF, AE213AF

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Customer Satisfaction Rating

Rank: #1 in Office Chairs

Customer Rating:

Recommend to a Friend? 97%

Return Rate: 2.8%

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Aeron Chair
Customer Satisfaction Rating

Rank: #1 in Office Chairs

Customer Rating:

Recommend to a Friend? 97%

Return Rate: 2.8%

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Materials & Measurements

Patented Pellicle fabric conforms to the user's body and retains its original shape when unoccupied. The Aeron Chair is composed of 64 percent recyclable materials, including aluminum, steel, plastic, foam, and textile.

The breathable Pellicle mesh of the Aeron Chair is available in three different patterns.




The Aeron Chair is available in three sizes. Please click here to see the Aeron Size Chart to see what size fits you best.

Size A:
Overall: 35.9" - 41" h x 25.75" w
Seat depth: 15.75"
Seat height: 14.38" - 19.5"
Seat width: 19"

Size B:
Overall: 36.1" - 42" h x 27" w
Seat depth: 17"
Seat height: 15" - 20.9"
Seat width: 20.25"

Size C:
Overall: 39.9" - 45" h x 28.25" w
Seat depth: 18.5"
Seat height: 15" - 20.9"
Seat width: 21.6"

The Herman Miller Aeron Chair is constructed in a way that's both environmentally friendly and intended to provide years of satisfying operation. Most of the material used in building each chair is recycled, and most can be recycled again (if you can bear to part with the chair). Because the patented mesh fabric returns easily to its original shape when the chair is empty, the fabric is especially durable and maintains its appearance even after years of regular use. People who've owned the chair for years still say they love it. Herman Miller's 12-year warranty for the Aeron Chair demonstrates the company's faith in the product. But the company's values are about more than the just the chair. They're about commitment to long-term benefits for customers, commitment to a style of work, and belief in a way of being.

For almost twenty years, people who work in offices have benefited from the Aeron Chair by Herman Miller. From the beginning, its ergonomic design and outstanding features destined it for popularity and, ultimately, a place in history. Sleek, stylish, shapely, and smart, the Aeron Chair offers engineered support that means comfort and promotes efficiency, productivity, and safety.

Considering the Aeron for your office? Call our extra-helpful, problem-solving sales team at 888-476-6278 if you have any questions at all.

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Environmental Information

Aeron is made of 2/3 recycled content and is 94 percent recyclable. The chair is also MBDC Cradle to Cradle Silver and GREENGUARD certified.

Herman Miller is at the forefront of environmentally responsible manufacturing, and the Aeron Chair is produced in a way that minimizes its impact on the environment. Read more about Aeron and the Environment.

About The Manufacturer

Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.

In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.

Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

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About The Designer

Bill Stumpf

Bill Stumpf
Stumpf's association with Herman Miller began in 1970 when he joined the staff of the Herman Miller Research Corporation. After establishing his own firm in 1972, Stumpf created the Ergon chair, the first ergonomic work chair. Later, in collaboration with Don Chadwick, he produced the groundbreaking Equa and iconic Aeron chairs. He also was principal designer for the Ethospace system. "I enjoy myself, and I do it through design," Stumpf declared in an interview a few years ago.

"I love beauty, and I love the availability of beautiful things and useful things immediately around me." During his lifetime Stumpf- a key figure in Herman Miller's transformation into a research-based, problem-solving innovator- received numerous awards for this work. Most recently, he was named the winner of the 2006 National Design Award in Product Design, an award presented posthumously by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Stumpf died in 2006.

Don Chadwick

Don Chadwick
Chadwick's love for furniture design goes back to his childhood, when his cabinetmaker grandfather taught him how to use the tools of the trade--hand tools that required skill, precision, and patience. Later, unlike the other industrial design students at UCLA in the mid-1950s, he focused on furniture. And after hearing a Charles and Ray Eames lecture there, Chadwick was convinced: Furniture offered designers, even industrial designers, the chance to use materials in new, innovative ways--and to make a "real difference" in people's lives.

"Most industrial designers don't take furniture design seriously," he says. "They're not trained to get into that kind of detail. It's too personal, too much like surgery. And besides, you have to be in love with this kind of work." He attributes at least some of this optimism to the "LA recklessness" he's experienced as a lifelong resident of Southern California. "There's less fear of failure out here, so people are more apt to take risks. It's fertile ground for innovation." For over two decades now, Chadwick has had a partner in recklessness. "Herman Miller isn't afraid to take chances on new ideas. That's why the company's been successful for so long, and that's one reason why it's challenging to work for them."

Read more about the Aeron Chair's designers and the story behind the iconic chair's creation.

Design Story

In 2000, Herman Miller established a relationship with Dr. Brock Walker, a former chiropractor and owner of a renowned back pain clinic, and who was now a consultant for various ergonomic industries, including the military, racing and aerospace corporations.

Dr. Walker: "I recognized a genuine passion and enthusiasm on Herman Miller's part in exploring emerging seating technologies for its customer base." So he paired with designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick to work on the Aeron chair, with the goal of making Aeron the most comfortable and supportive chair on the market. To accomplish this, they came up with PostureFit.

Aeron Chair Tilt Limiter
Convenient Tilt Controls

Bill Dowell, head of Project Research at Herman Miller, on why PostureFit became so important to the design of the Aeron chair: "Our research shows that workers tend sit in a forward-leaning position, that is, slouch, during much of their day. This contributes to fatigue, backaches, headaches, and sometimes more serious health problems on the job."

"Until we met Brock, I hadn't seen a solution that promotes a healthy posture and addresses what we call the 'void,' that area behind the beltline between the person and the chair back. Brock's automotive and aerospace work in seating confirmed how critical it is to support this area."

Aeron Chair Lumbar Support
Superior Lumbar Back Support

Unlike many office chairs that are designed to correct posture and straighten the spine, the Aeron chair with PostureFit was made to support normative sitting. So instead of forcing the back into an uncomfortable line, it supports it in the most comfortable position for as long as needed. Aeron had taken a huge step forward, according to designer Bill Stumpf: "Like Aeron, PostureFit's design reflects what we are learning about the human torso. In and of itself, I think PostureFit represents a positive, evolutionary, and exciting step forward. It's leading the next wave of ergonomics."

Aeron Chair Adjustable Arms
Pivoting, Adjustable Arms


Distinctive, Pioneering, Iconic. The Aeron Chair by Herman Miller is the office chair that defines all three. Created at Herman Miller by legendary designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf, the Aeron Chair broke the mold, as well as all the rules. A commercial and artistic triumph, the Aeron Chair managed the unthinkable feat of being the best selling office chair of all time, as well as a featured piece in the Museum of Modern Art. It's also environmentally sustainable and constructed and planned to be the greenest most responsible chair ever. Buy the Aeron Chair today.

At the time of it's release, the Aeron chair was funny looking. It was sleek, devoid of foam or stuffing, and featured several design elements radically different from the average office chair. The Aeron chair's seat curved upwards at the edges, cradling the hips and creating a comfort pocket for the user. The lip of the seat curved downward, saving thighs from the wear and tear of eight-hour days at the desk, and increasing user circulation. The back of the chair didn't subscribe to straight lines either; it had been designed for support, curving inward to the small of the back then fanning out to the shoulders, keeping posture erect and comfort intact.

Aeron wasn't only newfangled; it was a handsome office chair with a groundbreaking design and a mathicng performance that's won it numerous design awards. Elegant steel structure supporting molded plastic, with leather accents on the arms. Aeron swiveled, bent, adjusted, and generally molded itself to the worker, the office, the busy day. The Aeron chair pulled off the feat of being unmistakably unique and endlessly adaptive, and over time it has become a pop culture icon. Get distinctive. Design and buy an Aeron today.

Shaped like a butterfly, PostureFit integrates seamlessly into the Aeron design, improving rather than marring it's artistic integrity.

PostureFit isn't the only design element pushing the Aeron chair to the cutting edge of ergonomic research; the first chair to get rid of the foam and padding was designed at every inch to be the most comfortable, intuitive, adaptable chair possible. The Aeron has a wide back contoured to take pressure off the spine, armrests angled for maximum comfort and natural positioning, and the Kinemat tilt system, which allows all of your joints to pivot, recline and lean naturally and easily. The Aeron chair isn't just a place to sit; it's a dialogue between your body and design that results in a kind of partner at work.

The pioneering spirit exhibited by Chadwick & Bill Stumpf isn't just about Aeron's ergonomics. Displayed in the Museum of Modern Art, the Aeron chair by Herman Miller broke all the rules of design and still managed to be beautiful, comfortable, and functional. Aeron is one of the world's only recognizable office chairs, representing taste, quality, beauty, excellence. The sloping arm rests, the curved and contoured backing, the flexing seat with a waterfall front, the material: the Aeron chair was a revolution. Be pioneering. Buy an Aeron today.

Today, this chair is an emblem of informed style. Graceful and symmetrical, it matches almost any office decor, yet it's distinctive in every setting, like a work of art. The look is classic and modern at once, with handsome colors and tones that indicate relaxed and confident professionalism. The design of the Herman Miller Aeron Chair uses no foam or stuffing, only an elemental palette of steel, leather, and molded plastic. Bases and frames are available in color combinations including graphite, titanium, smoke, and aluminum, with even more choices for the color of the upholstery. To those who use this chair, the allure is clear from the outset. And it only increases.

Individual choice is a hallmark of the Aeron Chair by Herman Miller. The diversity inherent in the human body - large, small, round, lean - was a deeply understood idea for the chair's original designers, who took care to ensure that the chair features no straight lines or edges. Select from three available chair sizes to accommodate people from petite to husky. Choose between models with various reclining and forward tilt features. Pick casters with varying traction and power that keeps the Aeron chair rolling smoothly on everything from hard wood to deep plush carpet.

Unlike traditional office chairs, the Herman Miller Aeron Chair authentically promotes the health of the user - so much so, in fact, that a great many buyers seek the out this chair simply for that one benefit. Taking into account the physical contours and natural mathematics of the body, the chair respects pivot points at the hips, knees, and ankles, distributing typical stresses of movement throughout the limbs and trunk to alleviate detrimental effects.

The chair's seat features a "waterfall" front, curving forward and downward to allow the thighs to rest easily instead of folding over a hard edge. Other design features assist with posture and circulation. Where some traditional chairs can actually contribute to fatigue, the Aeron Chair helps to preserve and increase the energy you bring to your work.

The Aeron Chair adjusts with a flexibility and suppleness that mirror the capability of the person sitting in it. Conceived as optimally adaptable for multiple users, it offers a number of separate features that the user can change as desired -- and to a precise degree. These include the position of the arms, the tilt of the seat, the height of the seat, and the level of lumbar support. Set these features, and you'll find the chair responds to your movements with a fluid maneuverability. If it's your first time in an Aeron Chair, you'll find it a redefinition of the way a seat and a seated body can work together.

The Herman Miller Aeron Chair is designed and built on ergonomic principles, focused on the variability of weight and structure in the human figure - and on how the individual body actually operates in a seated position. Limitless variety in the lengths of limbs and the positions of elbows and hips means that safe and effective long-term sitting depend on adaptable design. The Aeron Chair cradles and supports your body in continual comfort.

The strong, supportive, and breathable Pellicle mesh fabric of the backrest and seat is also light and permeable, which helps to regulate temperatures and allows you to stay cool, dry, and extra comfortable. None of the disagreeable extra warmth and moisture that can build up with conventional chairs is present with the Aeron Chair by Herman Miller.

The fabric fits your form, which means there's far less pressure at the expected points along your body. Modern office work often means sitting for long periods; this chair lets you do that, minimizing the part of your concentration that must go your physical comfort, and letting you direct your mind instead to getting things done efficiently, without tiring.

The Aeron chair is the archetype of the Herman Miller company's tradition of innovation, joining functionality with elegance. Today, in retrospect, the chair's design is unsurprising. That's because, when it appeared, it defined the future of office chairs. The chair's look and feel are a definitive example of forward thinking that came to fruition - and became the standard for the industry. In fact, if imitation is flattery, then the Aeron Chair is complimented every day by offices around the globe.



Smart Furniture Employee Review
Working at Smart Furniture is kind of like playing musical chairs. You can't ever assume that what you're sitting in today will be what you're sitting in tomorrow. We shuffle chairs around to learn about them; it creates a nice communal feel around the office and gives us an excuse to steal each other's chairs pretty much whenever we please.

And so today, I find myself sitting in the Aeron Chair. Seeing as how this is pretty much the most famous office chair ever created, I'm surprised that it's taken this long for me to land one. This particular version I'm sitting in is a size B, which seems to fit me just fine as I'm 5'11 and skinny; it has leather armpads (nice), and the PostureFit Lumbar Support option. Read more...

Shipping & Delivery

Options are good. Here are your 2 shipping options:

Simple Scheduled Delivery: Free

Simple Scheduled Delivery is for folks that don't mind carrying furniture. The shipper will call prior to delivery to arrange an appointment, but the driver will not bring the furniture inside.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days.
  • Larger/Freight items:
    • For Residential deliveries, the shipper will contact you via phone call/email at least 24 hours in advance - to schedule a delivery appointment window (typically a 4 hour window). This is when your order does not ship with UPS/Fedex. Most shippers will have online tracking available as well.
    • Business deliveries to companies/commercial addresses will typically not come with a pre-arranged appointment, but will arrive during standard business hours. Please contact Smart Furniture or the shipper if your business address has special scheduling needs.
  • Smaller items + office chairs will typically ship via UPS/Fedex with a tracking number and online monitoring, but not a phone call and delivery appointment (UPS/Fedex do have scheduling programs with sign up on their websites). This can include office chairs and other products requiring assembly.
  • The driver will deliver the shipment at the ground level/front of your house or in your apartment's regular delivery area. They will not bring the furniture inside or carry it up stairs.
  • If you live in an apartment, the doorman can accept delivery on your behalf.
  • For Larger/Freight shipment (non UPS/Fedex) You must be present at the scheduled delivery appointment to inspect the delivery items and sign paperwork if any damage is visible.
    • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

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Inside Delivery: $74.00 per item

If you don't like carrying furniture, this is a great option. The shipper will schedule an appointment with you prior to delivery and bring the furniture into your home for you. This service does not include unpackaging or assembly.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (Up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will not unpack or assemble your furniture.
  • You must inspect the purchase at the time of delivery and sign for any damages.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!


  • Packaging Type: Ships in one box
  • Assembled Chair Box Dimensions: 28" l x 28" w x 41" h
  • Ready to Assemble Chair Box Dimensions: 27" l x 26" w x 24" h
  • Packaged Weight: 55-58 lbs.

Product Q&A

For more detailed information, please see our Aeron Chair FAQs page.


The Aeron chair comes with a 12 year warranty from Herman Miller, the first name in home and office design. And when you buy a chair as comfortable, adaptable, attractive and ergonomic as the Aeron, you'll have every reason to keep it around that long. The Aeron Chair by Herman Miller is the most popular and most critically acclaimed office chair in history. But it's also one of the best values. At just $679 for the base model, the Aeron pays for itself in comfort, health, and increased productivity. Over the life of its warranty, the chair will cost you only 14 cents a day. How much would you pay per day to be more comfortable, healthier, and more productive at work? Get value. Buy yourself an Aeron today.

Still need convincing? Read more about the Aeron Chair's Warranty.

If you purchase something from us we back up the warranty. Whether the product comes with a 1, 3, or 12 year warranty, if you have a warranty issue contact us! If we can send you a part, we will. If your chair needs to be completely replaced, we'll send you a new one. If your chair needs servicing, we work with local dealers to have a certified repair technician come out to your location. With your proof of purchase, you can also make warranty claims with any authorized seller (or Herman Miller directly). We try to do what's easiest for you, and we'll be there for you down the road, ready to help. Shop Smart Furniture, and you'll be pleasantly surprised with our customer service every time you turn around.

Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 8‌88-467-6278 to get your questions answered.

Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to customerservice@smartfurniture.com or contact our customer service department at 8‌88-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away