Aeron Task Chair, Pre-Production Prototype, 1994

Summary

Designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf explored new materials that could replicate the cooling effect of historic wicker furniture and studied human sitting habits to create Herman Miller's groundbreaking Aeron task chair. One of the last in a series of experimental prototypes, this 1994 version incorporates the distinctive skeletal appearance that exemplified the production Aeron introduced later that year.

Designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf explored new materials that could replicate the cooling effect of historic wicker furniture and studied human sitting habits to create Herman Miller's groundbreaking Aeron task chair. One of the last in a series of experimental prototypes, this 1994 version incorporates the distinctive skeletal appearance that exemplified the production Aeron introduced later that year.

Artifact

Armchair

Date Made

1994

Creators

Chadwick, Don (Donald T.), 1936- 

Stumpf, Bill 

Herman Miller, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Zeeland 

United States, California, Santa Monica 

United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis 

Creator Notes

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

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

2005.92.9

Credit

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

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Pellicle (TM)
Metal

Color

Black (Color)
Dark gray

Dimensions

Height: 36 in  (at lowest setting)

Width: 27 in

Length: 19 in

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