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Design by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf, 1994. Made in the U.S.A. by Herman Miller. Herman Miller's Aeron Work Stool with Polished Aluminum base features all the ergonomic and aesthetic features of its predecessor, the Aeron Work... Read More
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Aeron® PostureFit Work Stool Polished Aluminum
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Aeron® PostureFit Work Stool Polished Aluminum

Item #: HMD-AERON-POSTUREFIT-WORK-STOOL-POLISHED-ALUMINUM

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Overview

Design by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf, 1994.
Made in the U.S.A. by Herman Miller.

Herman Miller's Aeron Work Stool with Polished Aluminum base features all the ergonomic and aesthetic features of its predecessor, the Aeron Work Chair. Intended for work and meeting spaces with standing desks and bar height tables, the Aeron Work Stool supports and breathes the user through a range of seated motions and postures. Adjustable Posturefit Support allows the user to customize the fit in their lower back area to help maintain an upright posture. With its adjustable footring, this high-performance stool can be fine tuned within a range of 5.5" for optimal positioning and comfort.

Aeron Work Stool's PostureFit Model Features:

  • Tilt limiter and seat angle allows the user to adjust the tilt tension, select the tilt range (4 settings) and select the seat angle (horizontal or 5° forward)
  • Fully adjustable padded arms allow the user to adjust the arms 4" vertically and from 15° outward to 17.5° inward
  • Choice of Low and High frame heights to fit the user's needs
  • Adjustable Posturefit Support that allows the user to customize the fit in their lower back area to help maintain an upright posture
  • Choice of casters for carpets or hard floors
  • Fine-Tune® footring adjusts within 5.5"
  • Selection of colors and patterns in Pellicle - a form fitting, breathable fabrics that adapts to virtually every body and keeps the user cool and focused

Notes:

Aeron ships knocked down and requires minor assembly (attachment of the back only).

Specifications

Material(s): Aluminum, steel, plastic and foam. Up to 94 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life.

Dimensions:

  • Low: 41"max H X 25.75"W X 15.75"D X 14.5-19.5"SH
  • High: 45"max H X 28.25"W X 18.5"D X 15-21"SH

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Don Chadwick

Designer: Don Chadwick

Don Chadwick isn't one of those designers who say that their "real" studio is in their mind. Chadwick's real studio is in Santa Monica, thank you, and anyway, he prefers to call it "an experimental lab."

"We're set up to get dirty and take chances," he says.

His lab apparatus includes saws and grinders, lathes and drill presses and vises--and not one computer-numerically-controlled anything. Computer technology, Chadwick allows, is great for some things, but when he hears someone suggest that a new chair could have just as effectively been designed by computer, he says, politely, "You're out of your mind!"

"The only way to be sure a chair is comfortable is to actually sit in it and make changes along the way," Chadwick says. "A computer can't deal with the subtleties of chair design. Good chairs are too complex."

Too complex? Yes, and not just for computers.

"Most industrial designers don't take furniture design seriously," he says. "They're not trained to get into that kind of detail. It's too personal, too much like surgery. And besides, you have to be in love with this kind of work."

Chadwick's love for furniture design goes back to his childhood, when his cabinetmaker grandfather taught him how to use the tools of the trade--hand tools that required skill, precision, and patience. Later, unlike the other industrial design students at UCLA in the mid-1950s, he focused on furniture. And after hearing a Charles and Ray Eames lecture there, Chadwick was convinced: Furniture offered designers, even industrial designers, the chance to use materials in new, innovative ways--and to make a "real difference" in people's lives.

He attributes at least some of this optimism to the "LA recklessness" he's experienced as a lifelong resident of Southern California. "There's less fear of failure out here, so people are more apt to take risks. It's fertile ground for innovation."

For over two decades now, Chadwick has had a partner in recklessness. "Herman Miller isn't afraid to take chances on new ideas. That's why the company's been successful for so long, and that's one reason why it's challenging to work for them."

The Santa Monica-Zeeland connection continues, the experimental lab whirling with the sounds of belt sanders and power saws. That, after all, is what real design studios do.

Awards/Recognition
Award for Design Excellence, ID magazine, 1970, 71, 73, 74
The Governor's Award, Design Michigan Exhibition, 1977
IBD and IDSA awards for casegoods, 1980
IBD Gold Award for Equa chair, 1984
Time magazine, Design: Best of the Decade for Equa chair, 1990

- From HermanMiller.com

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Bill Stumpf

Designer: Bill Stumpf

Bill Stumpf once said, "I work best when I'm pushed to the edge. When I'm at the point where my pride is subdued, where I'm an innocent again. Herman Miller knows how to push me that way, mainly because the company still believes -- years after D.J. De Pree first told me -- that good design isn't just good business, it's a moral obligation. Now that's pressure."

Stumpf's association with Herman Miller began in 1970 when he joined the staff of the Herman Miller Research Corporation. After establishing his own firm in 1972, Stumpf created the Ergon chair, the first ergonomic work chair. Later, in collaboration with Don Chadwick, he produced the groundbreaking Equa and iconic Aeron chairs. He also was principal designer for the Ethospace system.

"I enjoy myself, and I do it through design," Stumpf declared in an interview a few years ago. "I love beauty, and I love the availability of beautiful things and useful things immediately around me."

When he looked around, though, too often he saw design that "denies the human spirit," architecture that acknowledged money and not people, offices that were "hermetically sealed in artificial space." He constantly battled against such designed indignity -- a battle that began in the 1960s at the University of Wisconsin.

"Everything goes back to those days at the University of Wisconsin," he said recently, referring to the postgraduate years he spent studying and teaching at the university's Environmental Design Center. "Everything was about freeing up the body, designing away constraints."

It was there where Stumpf, working with specialists in orthopedic and vascular medicine, conducted extensive research into ways people sit -- and the ways they should sit. In 1974, Herman Miller commissioned him to apply his research to office seating. Two years later, the Ergon chair was introduced.

During his lifetime Stumpf -- a key figure in Herman Miller's transformation into a research-based, problem-solving innovator -- received numerous awards for this work. Most recently, he was named the winner of the 2006 National Design Award in Product Design, an award presented by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Awards/Recognition
ASID Award for Ergon seating, 1976
ID magazine "Designer of the 70s," 1979
IBD Gold Award for Equa chair, 1984
IBD Gold Award for Ethospace interiors, 1985
Time magazine, Design: Best of the Decade for Equa chair, 1990
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, Product Design winner, 2006

- from Herman Miller.com

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Herman Miller

Manufacturer: Herman Miller

Herman Miller®. Designing and building a better world around you.

Herman Miller has been dedicated to design for more than 75 years. With a design legacy that began under the leadership of Gilbert Rohde and George Nelson in the 1930s and 40s, the company gained a worldwide following for its modern furniture collection by the early 1950s, with chairs, sofas and tables for home and office by designers like Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. These icons of modern design developed products that still endure today. And, through continued innovation at the company and a new generation of designers and ideas, the products that Herman Miller makes today will endure for decades to come.

Herman Miller works for a better world around you. They do this by designing furnishings that improve the human experience - from pioneering the way for ergonomic office seating and furniture to stewarding environmental leadership in its business and manufacturing processes, product material useage and product life cycles. Herman Miller's longstanding commitment to the world around us continues to drive design solutions for the modern home and workspace. The company continues to develop its designer relationships with names like Yves Behar, Jeff Weber and Studio 7 adding lighting, storage and office collections to its catalog of design classics.

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