Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ergonomic Chair Smack-Down: Herman Miller Aeron vs. Freedom Headrest by Humanscale

The Comfort Test The Herman Miller Aeron is made for a 8-12 hour workday. The modern worker will face health problems such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and carpel tunnel from their 8 hour workdays. The Aeron chair is a pioneer in ergonomics as it has implemented a revolutionary design using pellicle mesh which can surround your body with comfort while allowing you to move and distribute your weight in the most comfortable and healthy way. The Freedom Headrest by Humanscale was created to revolutionize the way people sit by using a "weight-sensitive recline and synchronously adjustable armrests."...Read More

A designer’s view of the Herman Miller Aeron then and now!

Written by Josh Li, Mechanical Engineering Student at University of Waterloo When the Aeron chair first entered the market, it was considered "disgusting" by the general public, it looked and functioned so differently, such a distant chance from the traditional, heavy, pillowed thrones people were accustomed to. Therefore the public rated it poorly and it was considered destined for failure. To truly understand its comforts, one must actually sit on an Aeron chair, which isn't very difficult as they occupy most offices spaces. Today it is the staple of ergonomic and comfortable office chairs. The chairs is highly adjustable, in...Read More