Designed for comfort, health, and productivity, the Aeron is the child of Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf. Both of Herman Miller. It came to market in the year 1994. Twenty-two years later, in 2016, designer Chadwick, integrating his years of study in the science of sitting and seat technology, remastered the classic chair.
Not content with his previous design, Chadwick made another makeover. This time, just this year, 2021, he remodeled the Aeron to become environmentally friendly.
By some estimates 50%- 80% of the materials used are recyclable. The chair uses recycled polymers, aluminum, glass-filled nylon, and even steel. By using recyclable materials, a ton of waste is limited. How is that to the green Earthers?
Just like the common office chair, even the executive chair, the Aeron chair has several adjustments to your seating. You can change the height of the seat, the height and angle of the arms (only a few brands have this), the recline, the support of the lumbar.
Now, what are some of the characteristics of this chair?
Let’s start with the frame. Have you heard of Polyethylene Terephthalate? It’s kind of thermoplastic. In the industry, they are called the PET. The seat and back are made of glass-filled Polyethylene Terephthalate. The PET is an almost completely recyclable material.
Other parts of the chair are made of aluminum and steel. Like the base, the arms and other links are aluminum. The tilt assembly is steel, also the nuts and bolts.
But do you know that this Aeron Chair has no padding? Yes, no padding, it’s all mesh. The chair is covered by a distinct material called Pellicle. Pellicle means breathable or penetrable. This Pellicle thingy is made up of a combination of elastomeric and polyester materials.
This material spreads the weight of the person uniformly over the seat and back. The material adjusts to the weight and shape of the person’s frame. This type of material provides ventilation which reduces heat buildup during long periods of sitting. It allows increased airflow, which in turn increases comfort. And much more, this type of mesh is very flexible and gentle to touch. You wouldn’t worry about your pants or skirts being ripped.
Now the Aeron chair has this thing called PostureFit Support. This gives care to the base of your spine called the sacrum. The sacrum is where the bones of your pelvis attach to.
Now over time if your sacrum is not well supported, the pelvis will be affected and will result in the very common joint pain called the sacroiliac joint pain. This joint pain is quite debilitating and would bring you to an expensive chiropractor.
The PostureFit Support adjusts to your back to keep the curvature and thus keep you secure and relaxed. However, this PostureFit technology, to get the best performance, is limited to the Aeron chair with the tilt limiter. The limiter lets you control the range between fully reclined or fully erect.
But wait, these chairs can come with arms that are fixed, stationary, adjustable, height adjustable, or fully-adjustable armrest. And if you’d want it there’s the look ma no armrest. The standard armpads are made of polyurethane. The leather armpad is an option and at a higher price.
Aeron Chairs have three sizes to accommodate different body build of people. There’s the Size A for the smaller built, whose weight would be between 90 to 150 lbs. Size B, if one weighs 130 to 325 lbs. And if you’re almost 350 lbs. then get the Size C.
Now, what about the casters? casters are the wheels that are attached to the starbase of the chair that allows it to move in different directions. Once on the seat, you can glide forward, backward, or sideward to the next cubicle.
There’s the 2.5-inch and the 3.0-inch casters. The soft polyurethane thread of these casters is great for various types of floors. Whether they be carpeted floors or hardwood or even tiled floors.
Those are some of the highlights of this impressive chair. The designers Stumpf and Chadwick purposefully tried to make this chair to be different from the other chairs in the market.
Great products are almost always copied. Now how can you tell the real from the fake? The real Aeron chairs come with a certificate of authenticity. The certificate is located on the underside of the seat. Just flip the chair on top of the table and locate the certificate. Some of the models even have a medallion fastened to certify their authenticity.
At Workzone there are certain models of office chairs that have some of the features of this classic chair. Go call now!