New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
New Aeron Onyx by Herman Miller, now made with Ocean Bound Plastics, available from designcraft Canberra
Ocean Bound Plastics, collected and processed to make the New Aeron Onyx
Ocean Bound Plastics, collected and processed to make the New Aeron Onyx

Aeron Onyx

Designed by
Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf

Product Category:

Seating - Office Chairs
Seating - Executive

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Aeron® Onyx by Herman Miller

Stock arriving early 2022.

  • Designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, 1994
  • Remastered by Don Chadwick, 2016
  • Further designed for the good of the environment by Don Chadwick, 2021


Ergonomic to the core, Aeron was designed for all types of human bodies. For almost 30 years, Herman Miller have been perfecting it so that it’s not only good for your body, but good for our environment too.

Now made with ocean-bound plastic, it’s the exact same chair made more sustainable.

 

Sustainable from the start

Aeron’s legacy of sustainability and innovation continues since its introduction. It proved pioneering in both ergonomics and material innovation, without relying on the standard use of foam, fabric, or leather found in most office chairs at the time. The Aeron Chair was also Herman Miller’s first product to receive the industry-leading Cradle to Cradle V3 Silver Level certification, assessed on our environmental and social performance.

Aeron is composed of more than 50 percent recycled material—and now, Herman Miller have added ocean-bound plastic to the chair, resulting in more than 150 metric tons of plastic diverted from the ecosystem every year.*

(*based on annual sales forecast)


About ocean-bound plastic

Plastic waste tends to build up in coastal cities that don’t have the infrastructure to process it. Herman Miller is a founding member of NextWave Plastics, a consortium working to develop the first global network of ocean-bound plastic supply chains. By integrating this transformed plastic into their products and processes, Herman Miler are reducing the volume of plastic waste, little by little.

 

Where comfort meets support

The Aeron Chair is the benchmark for ergonomic seating—and what great design could be—since its debut in 1994. Combining a deep knowledge of human-centered design with cutting-edge technology, wHerman Miller strive to perfect how best to support people in the varied postures they adopt throughout the day. What has been incorporated into today’s Aeron Chair are all the technological and ergonomic enhancements that have been gained along the way, increasing the range of cross-performance capabilities. Aeron offers smarter weight distribution through 8Z Pellicle®, an adjustable PostureFit SL® that supports both the sacrum and the lumbar regions of the spine to empower the natural S-shape, and the high-performing Harmonic™ 2 Tilt, which supports the user’s natural movements and provides a balanced recline.   

Design

Design can’t stand still if the problems we’re solving change.  We’re at a pivotal moment in the climate crisis, and Herman Miller is working toward solutions big and small to create real, lasting change. That's how the revamped Aeron Chair came to be—with the addition of ocean-bound plastic to the chair’s already more than 50 percent recycled material composition.

A more inclusive chair

Aeron’s three sizes—A, B, and C—were precisely designed to welcome a wide range of body types. Most ergonomic chairs accommodate people in the fifth to 95th  percentile, but Herman Miller believe an even broader range of individuals deserve a chair that fits them: everything from the backrest height, to the seat width, to the tilt mechanism, all the way down to the size of the base. There’s an Aeron suited to nearly everyone, from the first to the 99th percentile.

Designed for the elements

Aeron is available in a palette of four meticulously curated material expressions centered on elements pulled from the earth.

  • Onyx is a dramatic ultra-matte black shade intended to modernize Aeron.
  • Graphite is a distinctive dark gray, with a classic textured finish.
  • Carbon offers a balanced neutral that works equally well in warm and cool environments.
  • Mineral is the lightest and illuminates Aeron’s finer points, ideal for open floorplans and spaces.

Each component of the chair was thoughtfully designed, creating a fundamentally harmonious color palette.

Finishes

Seat & Back: 8Z Pellicle - Black

Frame/Base Options: Black / Onyx Ultra Matte / Polished Aluminum

Armpads: Black

 

Available soon in: Mineral, Carbon & Graphite pellicle with mineral, carbon, graphite or polished aluminium base.

Dimensions

Aeron Chair – A Size (Small)

699–744mmW x 686–699mmD x 870–978mmH

366–490mmSH x 406mmSD x 191–292mm Arm Height 

 

Aeron Chair – B Size (Medium)

719–772mmW x 699–719mmD x 933–1045mmH

401–528mmSH x 432mmSD x 191–292mm Arm Height

 

Aeron Chair – C Size (Large)

719–803mmW x 699–719mmD x 1016–1153mmH 

427–579mmSH x 470mmSD x 191–292mm Arm Height

 

To find your perfect fit - view the Size Chart in the downloads tab

Lead time
16+ weeks
Warranty
12 year 3 shift warranty
Good to know
- Designed in 1994, Remastered in 2016, Sustainably designed 2021
- Recyclability Up to 90%
- Certified, BIFMA level 3
- Certified, SCS Indoor Advantage - Gold
- Certified, Cradle to Cradle™ - Silver
- Certified, Global GreenTag Green Rate - Level A
Pellicle Suspension Material
Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Manufacturing