The Aeron chair, although relatively new, has managed to gain a strong following all over the world. This is mainly due to its design which answered the need for seating that would not cause any body pains even when the user sits for hours on end. Its design also answered the change in the working culture of most which has shifted to office work from field or active work.
The Aeron chair has also garnered several awards and recognitions. One of which is being placed in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Rightfully so since the chair is a piece of art all on its own. It is a good looking chair, with several features and which gives several benefits as well. One benefit is the improved or maintained health of the user.
Herman Miller, Inc., maker of the Aeron chair, hired a team of specialists, physical therapists and ergonomists to create a chair that contours the body, supports various shapes and sizes and adapts to every movement and position of its user. These specialists as well as the two designers credited for this world renowned piece of art, Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, were able to come up with the Pellicle Suspension System which replaced uncomfortable cushions, allowing the body to cool while at the same time minimizing pressure points by spreading pressure evenly. Also, the Pellicle Suspension System helps the blood to circulate properly thereby increasing one’s alertness and avoiding any body pain.
Another breakthrough is the ability of the chair to improve one’s overall posture thanks to its Posture Fit innovation. The said innovation provides support for the lower back by filling the space between the lower back and the chair. By doing so, the chair actually supports the pelvis’ natural tilt, promoting proper posture and aligning the spine properly. Thanks to this innovation, users are assured of long term comfort and an improved posture.
The health benefits of the Aeron chair do not stop there. With the Kinemat Knee Tilt Mechanism, the user can naturally pivot his or her lower body (knees, ankles and hips) simultaneously. Thus, unlike most chairs, the Aeron prevents pressure concentration on the thighs or legs by spreading pressure evenly thereby reducing or avoiding altogether any leg pain.
The chair also comes with an adjustable lumbar pillow which is quite similar to the Posture Fit innovation mentioned earlier in that it also supports the lower back. It also comes with a tilt tension adjustment which allows the user to control the resistance of the chair when leaning back and the Forward Tilt which allows the user to control the position of the chair in order to achieve the most comfortable computing posture.
Basically, the Aeron chair improves one’s posture while at the same time avoiding any body pain. It also increases one’s alertness by allowing the blood to circulate properly and allowing the body to cool. To add to that, the Aeron chair boosts one’s morale and increases his or her desire to work.