Don Chadwick

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Donald "Don" T. Chadwick[1] (1936 - ) was born in Los Angeles and developed an interest in furniture making from his grandfather, a cabinetmaker.[2]

Early life[edit]

He studied design at the University of California, Los Angeles.[3]


He worked for architect Victor Gruen, and in 1964 founded his own practice. He has designed Chadwick modular seating (1974) and with Bill Stumpf designed the Equa 1 (1984) and the Aeron chair (1994), all for Herman Miller. [3] Business Week Magazine and Industrial Designers Society of America awarded Design of the Decade to the Aeron chair in 2000. [4] Recently he has designed the Chadwick chair for Knoll.


  • Time magazine, Design: Best of the Decade for Equa chair, 1990
  • IBD Gold Award for Equa chair, 1984
  • IBD and IDSA awards for casegoods, 1980
  • The Governor's Award, Design Michigan Exhibition, 1977
  • Award for Design Excellence, ID magazine, 1970, 71, 73, 74


  1. ^ "The Collection | Donald T. Chadwick, William Stumpf. Aeron Office Chair. 1992". MoMA. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
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  3. ^ a b "Don Chadwick". Knoll. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  4. ^ Industrial Designers Society of America. "Ergon Chair (1976)". Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  5. ^ "The Aeron Chair's Designers". 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-06-04.