Talk:Aeron chair

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Pleasantries of The Chair[edit]

Up front, the chair (from this point forward to be known as “The Chair,”) came upon my being when mentioned in an interview with Robin Quivers, who sits down for a living and talks on the radio.

The Chair gave her cancer.

Since it has previously been discussed and uncontested, it has been decided that The Chair traps fecal gas and its aroma over the years and causes a fermentation process similar to a dairy farm pasture. Just as bovine animals traipse over the meadow on a daily basis, squishing the cow-pies into the soil, so does a broad-ass secretary squirm and coddle her fat arse into the pleasing comfort cushions of The Chair. Why a lowly secretary could posess a museum piece, and not I, gave me an instant hard-on for superiority.

I had to have one.

The Six Hundred Dollar without shipping, comfort zone pricing scheme, delayed my house payment but I had to have The Chair.

When it arrived via UPS, I immediately had the optional wrist and ankle restraints attached. No wife of mine would be satisfied and fit to be tied.

With cameras rolling, I and three large black male friends strapped her lovingly to The Chair. We plugged it in.

Yes. I bought THOSE options too.

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Is it just me, or does this seem slightly like an advertisement? (Pardon me if I'm wrong, that could just be my opinion :)) Julianne

  • Yea the whole "This is an example of the kind of design touch that sets Herman Miller apart." seems a little NPOV to me, anyone interested in adding more about the chair and less about the designer? Mbisanz 00:11, August 27, 2005 (UTC)
  • Possibly, I really like the Aeron chairs at my office. It is one of the few chairs I can sit in for long periods of time without pain and discomfort. Overall I think its design is quite unique. It is also very Ergonomic. Unfortunately when a company like Herman Miller is producing high-end product or something that is different it becomes difficult to not use some un-slanted language. Probably most of the articles that cover any product and/or company could seem like an advertisement from one degree to another. Bdelisle 08:03, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
  • What about the C2 wiki page on the chair? It has a little story about how well-linked pages rank very high on Google, and how much Alpha Geeks influence other geeks. It could be a testimony to the "cultness" of the chair. I am now shopping for an Aeron chair, because Joel Spolsky mentioned them. -Olle Jonsson
  • Uhhh, how about a link to the Aeron chair's homepage? Or something? TheShadowZero 22:54, 20 January 2007 (UTC)


Many have noted the lack of upholstery fails to muffle or filter flatulence, a feature many will realize they have relied on from traditional chairs once adopting this fashion accessory. Also, many note the ridgid sides of the seat may be quite uncomfortable.

If you're an enormous, flatulent individual then yes, the Aeron may not be right for you. Bobak 20:39, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
...ehh....okay? That observation is rather bizarre, but to indulge it, how could a mesh chair not filter flatulence better than a traditional chair?! Traditional chairs are solid, so the flatus bounces off of the material and makes its way up into one's nostrils. Whereas with a mesh chair, such as the Aeron, the flatus proceeds in a downward direction, and goes right through the material, thus making the stench a little less odious by the time it infiltrates one's nostrils. Am I right, or what? Wikipediarules2221 02:52, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
The observation of Bobak is likely in reference to muffling the sound, not the odor. --KJRehberg 20:36, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
I've heard the Aeron is really rough on pants. As in the surface is particularly abrasive on clothing. Any truth to this? -- 15:12, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
This is one of the funniest comments I've read on WP. If you can find a review that mentions it, it would be article gold. Ham Pastrami (talk) 14:28, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Alec Castellanos[edit]

Referring to the line: "The comfort of these chairs has been verified by Alec Castellanos." Who is Alec Castellanos, and why should his opinion matter? Until this is proven, this will be deleted from the article. Chris Berry 05:04, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Who is Chris Berry, and why should his judgment matter? Alec Castellanos has sat in this chair on a regular basis, and can absolutely attest and verify its comfort.

David Chin can also testify to the extreme comfort of this chair. David Chin also works closely to Alec Castellanos and can validate the honesty of his judgement. David Chin 22:15, 25 June 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dchino77 (talkcontribs)

Rak's house?[edit]

 In the Australian TV Series "Rak's House", Rak is seen buying an Aeron chair 
 in the first episode which goes on to become his home office chair.

Being from Australia and participating in a TV discussion group, I was surprised to see reference to some TV show called 'Rak's house' which I'd never heard of. In fact, nor has Wikipedia or even Google (other than this page). Unless someone can show otherwise, I'm going to remove the reference to Rak's house in a few days time.

I assume it's either something in pre-production and a writer decided to add a promo to the show on this page, or someone was just making things up to see how long they last before someone notices and deletes.

--RickMeasham 21:28, 22 January 2007 (UTC)


In the Television show 24, some of the chairs are actually the Freedom Chair, manufactured by Humanscale.

Pop Culture[edit]

Is it considered Pop Culture when a manufacturer pays to have their product featured in a show? I thought that was seen as advertising.

New photo please[edit]

The lighting on the current photo is really bad. Can some one else take a picture to replace it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:30, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

<a href="#dubious">The last time I was buying office chairs, for the University of Washington, of the six lines/brands offered the Aeron was the second-cheapest. The prices I've seen for Aerons elsewhere are very much in line with typically commercial-grade desk chairs, so I think this statement is unwarranted. -- (talk) 02:13, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

I agree with this point - Aeron chairs are comparably priced with the Think and Leap from Steelcase, The Chadwick and Life from Knoll, and the Freedom and Liberty from Humanscale, to name a few. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jtnoonan90 (talkcontribs) 16:32, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Poor review mechanism[edit]

Also of note, the website denies bad reviews of their chair to inflate it's score. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thajocoth (talkcontribs) 18:44, 28 February 2013 (UTC)