About the DesignersDon Chadwick
United States (1936 - )
In the last few decades, Don Chadwick has pioneered the use of modern materials, moulding processes and mechanisms leading to cutting-edge products that have raised the standard for their market. A native of Southern California, Don Chadwick received his principal training in design at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then worked for architect Victor Gruen before establishing his own practice in 1964. In 1974, Chadwick designed Chadwick Modular Seating. In collaboration with William Stumpf he designed the Equa 1 flexing-plastic chair (1984). Then in 1994, the landmark Aeron chair catapulted Chadwick to national attention, the Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week Magazine awarded Design of the Decade to the Aeron chair in 1999. Chadwick has received numerous awards over the past three and a half decades. Chadwick's relationship with Knoll marks a milestone in the career of an inventive designer. "I am gratified to be part of the Knoll legacy, I consider Knoll to be at the highest level of contemporary design, and our collaboration is a notable one for me." with the Chadwick chair, he has proven himself as effective at bringing a product to market as he has been at creating the market itself.Bill Stumpf
The design that fulfilled these criteria met all expectations and shattered some of them. It wasn't upholstered. It wasn't padded. It was dimensioned in three models that looked exactly alike and that had nothing to do with their users' job titles. It didn't look like any other office chair. And its revolutionary concept incorporated more patentable ideas than any previous Herman Miller research program."It was a matter of deliberate design to create a 'new signature shape',"says designer Bill Stumpf. "Competitive ergonomic chairs became look-alikes. Differentiation was a huge part of the Aeron design strategy, and it remains one of, if not the most, critical aspects of Aeron's success."With its highly adjustable features, its breathable and supportive Pellicle fabric suspension technology, and its unique back support options, the Aeron accommodates the sitter like no other office chair on the market.
Combining distinctive looks with pioneering ergonomics, Aeron performs like no other chair. It adapts naturally and adjusts precisely to fit people of all sizes and postures doing all kinds of activities, all day long. The imaginative design of this chair gives superior comfort, body support, and style that is widely copied but never matched.
WHY BUY FROM US?
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- Wayfair backs a 12-year manufacturer – if you have any problem with your Aeron chair, Herman Miller will cover the cost of fixing it
- Graphite or titanium frame finish
- Available in one of 13 lightweight and breathable Pellicle® fabrics, which distribute the user’s weight evenly over the chair’s seat and back
- Available with optional adjustable lumbar support
- Fixed arms with black nonupholstered armpads
- Cal 133-approved fire-resistant material
- Added comfort and stability
- Lumbar pad connects to chair back and adjusts vertically through a 4 ½” height range
- Lumbar support depth can be increased or decreased between 1 ¼” and ¾” by simply sliding the pad off and turning it around
- Maintains proper spine alignment and promotes greater overall comfort through hours of seated work
: The Aeron Side Chair is based on the dimensions found on the size "B" Aeron Work Chair. It is tested and warranted for use by individuals 300 lbs. and under.
DESIGNERS DON CHADWICK AND BILL STUMPF
- Seat Height: 17.625"
- Seat Width: 20"
- Seat Depth: 19.25"
- Overall Height: 36.375"
- Overall Width: 24"
- Overall Depth:24.5"
Herman Miller turned to designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf to design a totally new kind of chair. Chadwick's and Stumpf's previous collaboration had produced the groundbreaking Equa chair.
The two designers began this development process with a clean slate, with no assumptions about form or material, but with some strong convictions about what a chair ought to do for a person. Ergonomically, it ought to do more than just sit there.
It should actively intercede for the health of the person who sits in it longer than she should. Functionally, it ought to move and adjust as simply and naturally as possible.
It should support a person in any position he cares to assume, at any task his office job serves up. Anthropometrically, it ought to be more inclusive than its predecessors.
It should do more than accommodate small or large people; it should really fit them. Environmentally, it ought to be benign.
It should be sparing of natural resources, durable and repairable, designed for disassembly and recycling; made largely of recycled materials, the Aeron chair is designed to last a long time, with parts that get the most wear easily replaced and recycled. It’s just what you would expect in a well thought-out design.
The design that fulfilled these criteria met all expectations and shattered some of them. It wasn't upholstered. It wasn't padded. It was dimensioned in three models that looked exactly alike and that had nothing to do with their users' job titles. It didn't look like any other office chair. And its revolutionary concept incorporated more patentable ideas than any previous Herman Miller research program. AWARDS
The Aeron chair has received the following prestigious awards:
- Named one of "Design’s Greatest Hits" in Your Company magazine
- "Designs of the Decade" Gold Winner in "Office Furniture" from the Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week magazine
- "International Plastics Consumer Product Design" Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers
Wayfair is an authorized Herman Miller dealer and can offer you the complete , which guarantees your chair for 12 years, 3 shifts/day. If you need work done, Herman Miller will cover the costs. Herman Miller is proud to stand behind their products.
In addition, Wayfair offers you a 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee on your new Aeron chair. You may return it for any reason within 30 days of invoicing for a refund of the product's price, excluding our outbound shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee. Products may only be returned in new condition and in the original packaging.
If you discover shortly after receiving your Aeron Loaded chair that parts are either damaged or missing from the packaging, please call us immediately and we will send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost.
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