Almost two-thirds of the Aeron Chair is made out of recycled materials, and almost the entire chair -around a 94%- is recyclable.
It is generally considered to be the best chair in the world by computer professionals, and possession or use of Aeron chairs is often seen as a mark of status or success. The frantic buying of them following by their second hand resales during the dotcom bubble was viewed as a barometer of the economic conditions of that time.
The chair was named after Aeron (Celtic mythology) as well as referring to aeration and aeronautics (http://www.smartfurniture.com/products/Aeron-Chair/whats-in-a-name.html).
- "Aeron Chair in the MoMA Collection". Retrieved 2009-02-10.