Aeron chair

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The Aeron chair

The Aeron chair is an office chair designed in 1994 by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf and is featured in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.[1]


The chair was reportedly named after the Celtic god Aeron, as well as referring to aeration and aeronautics.[2]


Aeron chairs are produced by Herman Miller, and were popular with web startups during the late 1990s when they were associated with the dot-com bubble. A 2006 article in New York magazine called the Aeron "the Dot-Com Throne", writing that the chairs "became shorthand for the countless companies that didn't have a clue how to make money on the Internet, but, man, did they have the know-how to set up a cool office".[3]


The Aeron chair is made out of recycled materials, and 94 percent of the chair itself is recyclable.[4]

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  1. ^ "Donald T. Chadwick, William Stumpf. Aeron Office Chair. 1992.". Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Aeron®: What's in a Name?". Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Brian (September 25, 2006). "Remembering the Dot-Com Throne". New York. Intelligencer (column). Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Aeron Chair". Herman Miller. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 

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