Everyone knows what a Herman Miller Aeron chair is, or at least you would know one if you saw one! I must admit, it’s a very well-designed chair and looks super sharp, but personally, it is not one of my favorite task chairs when it comes to comfort.
The Herman Miller Aeron chair was introduced to the world in 1992 by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf. The chair became super popular in the 1990’s with Silicon Valley startups and sort of became the symbol of what represented a “cool office space.”
They can cost a little over $1,000.00 when purchased brand new, and they still hold their value pretty well when sold on the used office furniture market selling at about half their original purchase price.
They have three different sizes, “A” is the smallest, “B” medium, and “C” the largest.
Size A accommodates users that are between 4′-10″ to 5′-2″ and up to 130 pounds.
Size B accommodates users that are between 5′-3″ to 6′-2″ and up to 300 pounds.
Size C accommodates users that are between 6′-3″ to 6′-6″ and up to 300 pounds.
You can easily find out what size Aeron chair you have by looking at the back of your chair and placing your fingers under the lip, where you should feel a “bump.” One bump represents an “A” size, two bumps represents a “B” size and three bumps represents a “C” size.