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.

Freedom headrest side

The Freedom Headrest by Humanscale was created to revolutionize the way people sit by using a “weight-sensitive recline and synchronously adjustable armrests.” The Freedom’s body fitting contours ensure that the worker is comfortable all day long. One key factor for the Freedom Headrest Task Chair does not use any levers or knobs and has no manual adjustments, rather it reclines with the weight of your body while reclining back.

Style and Looks

The Herman Miller Aeron is already a staple at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Additionally, The curves of the chair have been copied by endless task chairs worldwide while the slope of the chair with its “waterfall” edge has provided an elegant look that is distinctive and unmistakable among all furniture.


The Freedom Headrest by Humanscale, created by Niels Diffrient has already won 10 design awards. The Freedom Headrest can come in a variety of foam, gel seats, and leather. It can also come in a variety of colors which can match any decor. By being able to recline or adjust the arm rests without any knobs, locks, or manual mechanisms, the Freedom Headrest is a simple yet extremely elegant design.


At Beverly Hills Chairs,, we sell both the Herman Miller Aeron new as well as refurbished, while we also sell brand new Freedom Headrest task chairs by Humanscale. Beverly Hills Chairs has a very diverse clientele who seek style and ergonomic comfort for their office. If you are looking for a chair due to back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, or any injury, we recommend the Herman Miller Aeron. However, if you are looking for a comfortable chair that can also match your home or office decor, the Freedom Headrest by Humanscale can be customized by the team at Beverly Hills Chairs for each individual. Beverly Hills Chairs has found that the Aeron and Freedom Headrest are both extremely popular and can be geared towards an individual as well as an entire office.

If you are looking to make a decision between these two leading ergonomic office chairs, contact us at Beverly Hills Chairs ( or by calling (424) CHAIR-80 or (424) 242-4780.

We are offering premium discounts on new and refurbished office furniture at this time.


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