Aeron Task Chair, Pre-Production Prototype, 1994

Bill Stumpf1994

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf explored new materials that could replicate the cooling effect of historic wicker furniture and studied human sitting habits to create Herman Miller's groundbreaking Aeron task chair. One of the last in a series of experimental prototypes, this 1994 version incorporates the distinctive skeletal appearance that exemplified the production Aeron introduced later that year.


  • Title: Aeron Task Chair, Pre-Production Prototype, 1994
  • Creator: Chadwick, Don (Donald T.), 1936-, Stumpf, Bill, 1936-2006
  • Date Created: 1994
  • Subject Keywords: Offices (Work spaces), Armchairs, Office chairs, Prototypes (Object genre), Furniture
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=349804
  • Object Name: Armchair
  • Object ID: 2005.92.9
  • Image ID: THF151672
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.

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