Classic Aeron Chair
by Herman Miller

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Classic Aeron Chair

by Herman Miller
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It's the most innovative and iconic ergonomic office chair ever made and for good reason. The Herman Miller Classic Aeron Chair revolutionized how we sit forever by blending the latest technology in ergonomic support of the body with a cross performance design and best-in-class materials.
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    The seat and back material on an Aeron chair is a special breathable material call Pellicle.

    Pellicle Color:
    Some Pellicle colors and frame combinations aren't available. For example, Quartz, Zinc, and White Gold colors are only available with Titanium frame.

    Pellicle Style:
    There is no functional difference between Classic Pellicle and the more expensive Wave and Tuxedo Pellicles. They are aesthetic only.

    Some Pellicle colors and frame combinations aren't available. Quartz, Zinc, and White Gold seat colors are only available with Titanium frame. The rest of the colors are available with Graphite or Polished Aluminum frames.

    Standard Tilt:
    Includes height and tilt tension adjustments only. Tension can be set between 100-300 pounds.

    Tilt Limiter with Seat Angle Adjustment:
    Includes rear tilt lock and forward tilt adjustments in addition to the basic height and tilt tension adjustments.

    The Tilt Limiter with Seat Angle Adjustment is the most popular and common configuration choice. It enables the full range of ergonomic adjustments to maximize support and comfort.


    There are 3 different options for arms on an Aeron:

    No Arms:
    Does not come with arms.

    Stationary Arms:
    Arms are about 5" above the seat and do not adjust at all.

    Adjustable Arms:
    Arms move 4"" vertically and allow you to pivot the armpads about 15-degrees outward and 17.5-degrees inward.

    Most people choose the adjustable arms because it allows you to rest your shoulders and maintain an ergonomic posture regardless of your height or desk.


    There are 2 different options for armpads on the Classic Aeron:

    Standard Armpads
    Standard Armpads are durable polyurethane foam with an uncoated finish that's comfortable to the touch. Armpad color is determined by the frame color you select. Chair with Graphite frames have black armpads. Chairs with Smoke frames have Smoke armpads.

    Leather Armpads:
    Upgrade your armpads to black leather for an additional $80.


    There are 2 different lumbar options for an Aeron:

    Adjustable Lumbar Support
    This lumbar pad sides up and down on a rail and can be positioned with a thicker or thinner side facing you to vary the amount of support.

    PostureFit Lumbar Support
    The PostureFit support provides a custom fit in the lower back area. It's stays in a fixed location but its depth can be adjusted with a lever.


    Carpet Casters:
    Hard plastic that works pretty well on carpet.

    Hard Floor Casters:
    Softer casters with polyurethane treads that enable better traction on hard surfaces. They don't make loud noises when rolling around.

    Deep Carpet Casters:
    Larger in size (3"" round compared to 2.5""), these raise the base up to give the pneumatic cylinder a ltitle extra space to move around.

    The Aeron Chair comes in 3 sizes: Small (A), Medium (B), and Large (C). Please refer to the sizing chart in the description section below to help to determine what size is best for your.
    Product Overview

    Classic Aeron Chair

    Innovation and iconic ergonomics pairing up to provide customers with the Classic Aeron Chair by Herman Miller®. Experience latest technology in ergonomic support now. Order with our quick ship option and get it faster!

    The Classic Aeron comes in 3 different sizes to accommodate the largest range of body types and with a wide range of colors, weaves and frame finishes, you won't have to compromise on style, either. Own the chair that’s on display in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).


    • Original, Classic Version
    • Supportive Mesh Suspension
    • Up to 8 Ergonomic Functions
    • A Full Range of Adjustments

    This is the classic design that changed how we sit forever.

    If you’re looking for the remastered version of the Herman Miller Aeron Chair click here.


    An Official Herman Miller Retailer

    We're an authorized Herman Miller retailer. This means we're official. We sell new factory-direct Classic Aeron chairs complete with Herman Miller's own 12-year warranty. You can purchase confidently from Office Designs knowing you'll be receiving genuine Herman Miller product.

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    12-year Warranty

    Our Aeron chairs come with a 12-year Herman Miller warranty. This warranty is a promise that the chair lives up to the highest standards in the industry. If for some reason the chair fails to live up to this standard, Herman Miller will ship and repair it at no cost to you. To learn more read the Herman Miller Warranty (PDF).


    About Herman Miller

    Founded in 1905 and recognized today throughout the world as an innovator in office and residential furniture design, Herman Miller has been ranked since 1986 among the top ten in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the 500 most admired companies. Their pioneering research into producing environmentally responsible furniture has earned them GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certification for most of their products. Aesthetically, many of Herman Miller’s iconic designs, particularly from the 1940s and 1950s, are valuable collector’s items and on permanent display in museums such as the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Smithsonian Institution.

    If the purpose of design is to solve problems, and the relationship between design and business is synergistic, then Herman Miller today continues to be in the vanguard of design as a fundamental part of strategic planning.


    Dimensions & Measurements

    Herman Miller Classic Aeron Chair Dimensions

    Size A

    • Overall Height: 35.9” to 41”
    • Overall Width: 25.75”
    • Seat Height: 14.38” to 19.5”
    • Seat Depth: 15.75”
    • Seat Width: 19”

    Size B

    • Overall Height: 36.1” to 42”
    • Overall Width: 27”
    • Seat Height: 15” to 20.9”
    • Seat Depth: 17”
    • Seat Width: 20.25”

    Size C

    • Overall Height: 39.9” to 45”
    • Overall Width: 28.25”
    • Seat Depth: 18.5”
    • Seat Height: 15” to 20.9”
    • Seat Width: 21.6”


    A-B-C Sizing Chart

    To meet the needs of the broadest possible set of body types, the Herman Miller Classic Aeron chair was designed in three proportional A-B-C sizes.

    Use the chart below to help you decide which size of Aeron is right for your body. Height and weight are used here as key indicators of suitable chair-size choice. The most common size is B. If you have questions about which size is best for your needs, our product specialists can help, call us at 877.696.3342.

    How to use the sizing chart:

    • Find the point of intersection for your height and weight.
    • Note the size that is applicable.
    Classic Aeron Chair Sizing Chart

    View Aeron Size Chart (PDF)


    Shipping Information

    Visit our Shipping and Delivery page to learn more.

    • Packaging Dimensions: 40.5” x 28” x 28.5”
    • Package Weight: 48 lb
    • Light Assembly Required: Yes. Seat back needs to be attached to base.



      Video: How to Adjust Your Classic Aeron


    Product Options

      Classic Aeron Chair Features

      Classic Aeron Office Chair by Herman Miller

      An adjustable, ergonomic task chair available in three sizes with a seat and back composed of semi transparent flexible mesh called Pellicle®. Available in either Basic or Highly Adjustable models, the Basic chair shares the Pneumatic lift, Kinemat Tilt mechanism and Tilt Tension adjustment with the Highly Adjustable chair, which offers all the options.

      Supportive, breathable Pellicle® suspension

      Instead of traditional fabric and foam, Classic Aeron's mesh seating surface conforms to the sitter's shape, evenly distributes weight to eliminate pressure points and lets air pass through for cool comfort.

      Kinemat® Tilt mechanism

      The patented Kinemat Tilt mimics the body’s natural pivot points—the hips, knees, and ankles—so the chair works with, not against, your body, as you recline fluidly.

      Tilt Tension adjustment

      Allows the user to control the resistance felt when leaning back in the chair.

      Pneumatic Lift

      The seat height adjustment uses compressed air to raise the seat height from a low of 16 in. to a high of 20.5 in.

      Lumbar Pad (Optional)

      An ergonomic device that can be adjusted vertically through a 4.5-inch height range. Its depth is also adjustable.

      PostureFit® (Optional)

      A highly-adjustable ergonomic device that offers gentle support to the pelvis and can be adjustable in and out for stronger, firmer lumbar support.

      Adjustable Arms (Optional)

      Armrests pivot inward 17.5 degrees for keying and outward 15 degrees for mousing. Arm height adjusts independently within a four-inch vertical range.

      Tilt Limiter (Optional)

      The user can control and limit the tilt range.

      Forward Tilt (Optional)

      Positions the seat angle 5 degrees forward, a posture favored by many computer users.


      Back Support Options

      PostureFit Lumbar Back Support for Classic Aeron Chair

      Additional back support on the Classic Aeron Chair is optional, although, highly-recommended for those who sit for long periods of time or suffer from lower back pain.

      Lumbar Pad (Optional)

      Promoting natural, unforced, spinal alignment and muscle balance even when the sitter is not in a reclined posture is important. The lumbar pad is an optional lower lumbar back support device available on the Aeron chair. Ideal for long duration sitters who need some additional support.

      PostureFit® Back Support (Optional)

      The PostureFit is an optional ergonomic device you can add to your Classic Aeron chair. It provides the maximum support available to your lower back. If you’ve had lower back pain issues in the past with your chairs, we recommend you add this additional support.

      PostureFit is made up of 3 elements:

      • Butterfly Pad
      • Wishbone frame
      • Adjustment Knob

      The butterfly pad is the central element of the device. It’s what supports the pelvis, allowing it to sustain a forward rotation, keeping it from rolling backward into the void between your lower back and the chair. It works in conjunction with the Pellicle® suspension of the Aeron chair, molding to the user's contours to provide custom-fitted support. Unlike traditional lumbar where more support means more pressure, PostureFit offers gentle support, marrying to the contours of the body. In fact, you may not realize it is there until you take it away!

      The wishbone frame and the adjustment knob work together to control the degree of support the user requires. The wishbone frame also holds the butterfly pad in place and its shape complements the lines of the Aeron chair, enhancing its design. It is available in three sizes: A, B, and C.


      Caster Options

      Standard Casters (Standard)

      Designed for standard commercial and office carpet these 2.5-inch casters are the most commonly selected caster option.

      Hardwood Casters (Optional)

      Designed for non-carpeted floors. They have a thin rubberized coating to prevent floor marring. In addition, hard-floor casters have less roll to prevent the chair from rolling across the room when you push away from your desk.

      Deep Carpet Casters (Optional)

      Designed to move easily through thicker carpet than what is found in a typical office. These 3-inch casters are slightly larger than the standard 2.5-inch casters.


    Design Story

      Design Story

      Don Chadwick & Bill Stumpf

      In the 1970s, Herman Miller was deep into research in the field of office ergonomics and work seating and challenged Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf to rethink traditional designs of office chairs. Their research produced the award-winning Ergon chair in 1976, and Equa chair in 1984. Building upon what they had learned, Stumpf and Chadwick began working in the early 1990s on a design for the world’s most comfortable office chair. Keeping in mind Charles Eames’ point that chairs should be designed for how people sit rather than how they should sit, they set about designing a chair that would: (1) Promote the health of the person sitting in it (2) Move and adjust as simply as possible (3) Support a person in any position (4) Really fit large or small people (5) Be environmentally responsible.

      The result, Herman Miller Aeron Chair, was introduced in 1994 to immediate success and became an icon of contemporary design. It introduced the use of a semi-transparent mesh material called Pellicle, which allowed air to circulate against the sitter’s back, as well as conform to the shape and build of the user so that pressure on the impact areas is minimized.

      The visual transparency of the chair exemplified the idea of transparent architecture and technology, a design strategy dedicated to producing objects that would be less opaque and intrusive in the environment. Far ahead of its time in that it was composed of mostly recycled materials, the chair was engineered to be easily disassembled and recycled. Notable among the numerous design honors given to Chadwick and Stumpf during their careers was the inclusion of their revolutionary Aeron chair in the New York Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) permanent collection.


    Care & Maintenance