Remastering icons is certainly nothing new; think the Volkswagen Beetle, the Apple computer, the digital re-re-release of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – the list goes on. However, what’s most important here is that none of these classics were ‘recreated’ – but rather ‘remastered’.
January 31st, 2017
When the Aeron chair by Herman Miller first launched in 1994, it was unlike any chair the world had ever seen. Instead of a padded throne, designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick did away with foam and fabric to create a true machine for sitting. Uniting human centred design with Herman Miller’s leadership in innovative technology and materials, Aeron quickly became the best-selling and most recognisable performance chair of our time – it was even featured in an episode of The Simpsons, where Homer dreams that God sits in an Aeron!
In collaboration with co-original designer, Don Chadwick almost 25 years after its debut, Herman Miller reveals a project over two years in the making – the Aeron chair, remastered. Herman Miller’s new Aeron retains the distinctive silhouette of the iconic chair, but every component of the design has been updated to raise the bar for performance seating ergonomically, functionally, anthropometrically and environmentally.
The dedicated team of Herman Miller scientists, engineers, materials specialists, and researchers has enhanced the chair by combining the latest insights in anthropometrics and ergonomics with two decades of advancement in materials, manufacturing, and technology. The resulting chair is recognisably an Aeron, but features stronger and smarter materials, better adjustment capabilities, intuitive controls, enhanced aeration, and a healthpositive, more comfortable sit.
Essentially what we have here, are four new key features of the Aeron 2.0: 8Z Pellicle for zonal pressure distribution and aeration, PostureFit SL for adjustable sacral and lumbar support, Intuitive adjustments for optimal comfort and customisation, and holistic material palettes to enhance modern environments.
This new design allows the sitter can reach custom reclining like never before. In revisiting Aeron for the future of workers, every effort was made to significantly improve upon the comfort and performance of the original, while also creating a beautiful, harmonious look-and-feel through updated colours, materials, and finishes.
A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
Living Edge definitely has the edge when it comes to supplying furniture for the education sector. With a plethora of brands and collections at their fingertips, Living Edge provides the perfect solution for any learning environment.
In the bid to balance the desire to live amongst nature with the modest footprint of today’s homes, designer Victoria Azadinho Bocconi looks for inspiration in the depths of the Amazon jungle.
Natural forms meet technological sophistication to produce GH Commercial’s Pattern Perfect® Native Collection of carpets. Step inside the factory to see how local flavours inform the design.
The idea that the only way is forward isn’t new but it feels particularly current when it comes to the evolution of the commercial workplace. Here, Bradhly Le takes stock of the significant transformation this typography has been going through – and points to adaptable design as one of the essential vehicles for this dynamic shift.
We have all felt it and continue to experience the ramifications of change. It’s in the air and workplace design is at the vanguard of creating new approaches to working. Design leads the way at the 2023 INDE.Awards as the spotlight shines on The Work Space category and a partner who has recently made a historic change on a global scale.
The workplace has changed – and it will continue to evolve. With dynamism at the heart of clients’ requirements, architects and designers at leading practices such as Elenberg Fraser are using and recommending Herman Miller’s OE1 products for the future workplace.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
The North Building at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is complete. Part of the Sydney Modern Project and designed by Japanese practice SANAA, with Architectus as executive architects, it is a magical, ethereal spatial experience and a globally significant building.
“My worry is that when we talk about ESG, we’re often referring to the need to better care for the planet, for outdoor environments. But what about the indoors?” In this exclusive Q&A with UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel, he puts a new lens on ESG, and talks about designing STH BNK By Beulah with Cox.
GH Commercial is now the exclusive flooring and carpet partner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2023 – and two x double passes are up for grabs.