Aeron Stool by Herman Miller
designed by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf
At A Glance:
The Aeron Chair is the most famous and popular office chair ever made. Last year, Herman Miller re-built the chair from the ground up to create the Remastered Aeron Chair. Now, they've taken the same improvements and applied them to the Aeron Stool. This bad mamma-jamma is an ergonomic sitting machine that's perfect for taller workstations and drafting tables. The Remastered Aeron Stool is ergonomics elevated.
What's To Like:
We're talking about an Aeron Chair here. This chair provides all day sitting comfort with body-positive positioning. It's designed to make your blood flow better, your back extra supported, and your body cool and functional. The Aeron Chair is the king of office chairs. What does that make the Aeron Stool? Probably the king of ergonomic stools.
What's Not to Like:
Some folks aren't fans of mesh. They'd rather have a foamy sitting experience with supple leather. If you think that a premium office stool should be made of leather, tufts, and fine oak frames, you'll want to keep looking.
The Bottom Line:
For designers, office workers, and architects that sit at a taller table, there's no more ergonomic stool available on the market. This chair will bring all day sitting comfort to counter and bar height workspaces.
Materials & Measurements
Materials: Pellicle suspension material conforms to user's body and retains its original shape when not in use. The material is lightweight and breathable, distributing the user's weight evenly over the seat and the back of the stool for added comfort.
Overall: 49" H x 27" W x 17" D
Seat Height: 28"
Seat Depth: 17"
Adjustable Height: 49 in - 54.5 in Adjustable Seat Height: 28 in - 34.25 in
Overall: 45.63" H x 27" W x 17" D
Seat Height: 25"
Seat Depth: 17"
Adjustable Height: 45.6 in - 49.25 in Adjustable Seat Height: 24.75 in - 29.25 in
Assembly Required: No
The Aeron Stool is up to 94 percent recyclable based on availability of recycling facilities. It is comprised of 51-percent recycled materials. The recycled content breaks down by 50-percent post-consumer and 1-percent pre-consumer content
- Every material has been scrutinized down to the molecular level.
- Aluminum components contain approximately 100 percent recycled content and are 100 percent recyclable.
- Steel components contain approximately 37 percent recycled content and are 100 percent recyclable.
- Most metal components are finished using materials that emit negligible volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
- Plastic components are identified with an ASTM recycling code whenever possible, to aid in returning these materials to the recycling stream.
- No polyvinyl chloride (PVC) used; thermoplastic elastomer is used for arm skin.
- Returnable/Recyclable Packaging—Packaging materials include corrugated cardboard and a polyethylene plastic bag. These materials are part of a closed-loop recycling system, for repeated recycling, meaning they can be recycled repeatedly.
Whenever possible, shipments between Herman Miller and its suppliers include the use of pallets and other returnable packaging to minimize waste.
On large North American orders, disposable packaging can be replaced with reusable shipping blankets.
- enewable Energy and Emissions—The Aeron Stool is manufactured at Herman Miller’s GreenHouse seating operations in West Michigan using 100 percent renewable energy via renewable energy credits and a power purchase agreement. No air or water emissions are released in Aeron Stool’s production.
- The GreenHouse is also a LEED Pioneer building.
- The GreenHouse is within the scope of Herman Miller’s ISO 14001 certified environmental management system.
- Worker Health and Safety—Herman Miller strives to meet or exceed OHSA standards. The GreenHouse is within the scope of Herman Miller’s OHSAS 18001 certified safety management system.
- Easy assembly for cost-efficiency and quick parts replacement.
- Easy disassembly for recyclability.
- Designed for durability, an important environmental criterion.
- Backed by Herman Miller’s 12-year, 24/7 warranty.
Corporate Sustainability Policy
For more information on Herman Miller’s Corporate Sustainability Policy and other environmental efforts, please visit HermanMiller.com/environment.
At Herman Miller, we are committed to working closely with our suppliers to reduce our collective impact on the environment. We not only encourage our suppliers to minimize their operations’ environmental impacts, but require they assist us in decreasing our facilities’ negative environmental effects, as well.
Aeron Stool may contribute to LEED credits due to its returnable/reusable packaging, durability, pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled content. Depending on location, Aeron Stool also may contribute to a LEED Regional Materials credit. The Herman Miller LEED calculator may be found on the websites product pages or contact your Herman Miller representative for detailed LEED information.
Good design includes thinking about how to recycle used products. Our program, rePurpose, gives new life to furniture that’s no longer needed. By employing a thoughtful combination of resale, recycling, and donation on each project, rePurpose ensures each asset, including furniture, equipment, and supplies, reaches its best destination. The rePurpose program is a cost-effective, reliable, and efficient service that protects the environment and benefits the community. rePurpose is a single-source approach, which saves time and money, eliminates liability, and keeps 99 percent of product out of landfills. Its robust web-based reporting helps organization of all types and sizes align economic, environmental, and social goals.
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.
About the Designer
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.
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."