Certain brands have such quality products that their names have defined entire industries. Qtips, Google, Band-Aid, ChapStick, Jello and many others set the standards for their respective industries. In the realm of office furniture, there is one chair that set the precedent for how office chairs would be created. That chair is the Herman Miller Aeron. The Herman Miller Aeron set the standard for all office chairs with its ergonomic features and sleek style. First created in 1994, the Aeron was the first chair of its kind, an office chair designed for the user’s health and designed for Silicon Valley. The Aeron quickly became the icon for office seating, it was the feature chair in movies, television shows, corporate executive offices, everywhere, leaving every other office chair in its wake.
The Herman Miller Aeron literally sparked an entirely new generation of office chairs. Suddenly ergonomics began to be highlighted and aesthetics that focused on simplistic design were desirable. The Aeron’s adjustments set the standard for office seating. Features such as lumbar support for the user’s back, fully adjustable arms, pneumatic height adjustments, seat depth adjustments, tilt lock and tension adjustments, a state-of-the-art elastic back for optimal breathing and more made the Herman Miller Aeron the ideal ergonomic office chair. The Aeron’s elastic Pellicle material created a futuristic look that has since been unmatched. The Aeron was designed to last. An entire aftermarket of used Herman Miller Aeron chair dealers emerged to offer the luxuries of the Aeron at a discounted rate.
To this day the Herman Miller Aeron is still recognized as the Band-Aid or Jello of office chairs. All the other chairs want to be like it, but no other chairs will ever come close to the iconic status that is the Herman Miller Aeron.
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