Aeron Chair Production Model, 2005

Summary

In the 1980s, Herman Miller furniture company designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick created an easy chair for the elderly--called the Sarah Chair--but it was never commercially manufactured. Stumpf and Chadwick recognized that the modern workplace could benefit from the solutions they developed for the Sarah Chair. They used the lessons learned--and three more years of research--to create the Aeron, a groundbreaking office chair.

In the 1980s, Herman Miller furniture company designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick created an easy chair for the elderly--called the Sarah Chair--but it was never commercially manufactured. Stumpf and Chadwick recognized that the modern workplace could benefit from the solutions they developed for the Sarah Chair. They used the lessons learned--and three more years of research--to create the Aeron, a groundbreaking office chair.

Artifact

Office chair

Date Made

2005

Creators

Chadwick, Don (Donald T.), 1936- 

Stumpf, Bill 

Herman Miller, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, California, Santa Monica 

United States, Michigan, Zeeland 

United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis 

Creator Notes

Designed by Don Chadwick (Santa Monica, California) and Bill Stumpf (Minneapolis, Minnesota) for Herman Miller Inc., Zeeland, Michigan.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2005.92.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.

Material

Plastic
Pellicle (TM)
Mesh
Metal

Technique

Upholstering

Color

Black (Color)
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 41 inch

Width: 28 inch  (roller base)

Length: 28 inch  (roller base)

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