The Herman Miller Aeron Chair:
Trent Johnson
Sep 2, 2008

Maybe you've heard it advertised on the radio as one of the most comfortable or ergonomic chairs available; tried it out at DWR; or possibly you're lucky enough to have one at work or in your home office. The Herman Miller Aeron Chair is well known for its versatile ergonomics, comfort and design, but did you know that it's also easy on the environment?

The Aeron chair was designed to be ergonomic, functional but also "sparing of natural resources, durable and repairable, and constructed for ease of disassembly and recycling." The chair is up to 94% recyclable itself (36% aluminum, 31% steel, 31% plastic) and made from 62% recycled materials (41% post-consumer recycled content & 21% pre-consumer recycled content).

Further environmental features include:


  • GREENGUARD certified low-emitting product

  • Most metal components have powder-coat paint finish that emits negligible VOCs

  • Plastic components identified with ASTM recycling code when possible

  • Seat frame and back contain over 60% recycled content, made from approximately 36 recycled two-liter plastic beverage bottles per chair

  • Returnable/Recyclable package (cardboard box and plastic)

Not only is the chair green, but the manufacturing process and company, Herman Miller, strive to be as well.
Manufactured in a LEED Pioneer building with as little waste as possible, Herman Miller's environmental policy is long-standing and admirable.

I have an Aeron chair at work and I love it. If only it were as easy on the wallet as the eyes/back/environment and I'd have one at home too!

Read more about Herman Miller's stance on the environment or the Aeron Chair here.

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