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Herman Miller re-launches Aeron chair

October 20, 2016
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Herman Miller Aeron chair 2016 re-launch
Herman Miller said "every component" of the Aeron chair's design has been updated "to raise the bar for performance seating." Courtesy Herman Miller

An iconic chair has been reworked to include the latest developments in furniture manufacturing.

Zeeland-based Herman Miller unveiled its updated Aeron chair this morning.

While the chair retains its distinctive silhouette, every component of the design has been updated.

With the input of original co-designer Don Chadwick and a team of scientists, engineers, materials specialists and researchers who worked on the project for more than two years, Herman Miller said it has enhanced the chair by combining the latest insights in anthropometrics and ergonomics with two decades of advancement in materials, manufacturing and technology.

The company said the resulting chair is “recognizably an Aeron,” but features stronger and smarter materials, better adjustment capabilities, intuitive controls, enhanced aeration and “a health positive, more comfortable sit.”

Updates include a re-engineered tilt mechanism, adjustable PostureFit SL spinal support and 8Z Pellicle zoned suspension to provide “enhanced comfort.”

Herman Miller said the new chair accommodates the widest possible range of activities and postures people adopt while sitting, from intense upright focus to relaxed contemplative recline.

The company said the Aeron chair is suitable for a wide array of workplace settings.

The new Aeron chair will be available for both commercial and residential users, in all markets where Herman Miller products are sold.

The chair is available to order in North America, Latin America and Mexico, the Middle East and Africa. It will be available in the U.K. and Europe in January 2017 and Asia in February 2017.

The Aeron chair first launched in 1994, and its innovative technology and materials made the chair a star in the industry.

More than seven-million Aeron chairs were sold in 134 countries, making it the “bestselling” and “most recognizable” performance chair, according to Herman Miller.

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