|Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick|
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The Aeron Side Chair—a perfect seat for visitors to your office or home— combines ergonomic support with sleek, streamlined looks. The chair’s innovative design offers the same breathable, form-fitting Pellicle suspension you've come to expect from the Aeron family of chairs: It adapts to bodies of all shapes and sizes and keeps you cool and comfortable.Read more »
(On Bill Stumpf)
"Bill Stumpf designed for Herman Miller for 36 years. He said it was a good match because he always believed, as our founder D.J. De Pree said, that good design isn't just good business—it's a moral obligation.
Stumpf met that obligation well. In 1972, he created the first ergonomic work chair, Ergon. That contribution to the well-being of office workers won him recognition as Designer of the Decade from I.D. magazine. In 1984 came the Equa chair, which was named Best Design of the Decade by Time magazine. In 1998, he and designer Don Chadwick, produced the Aeron chair, the most well-known office chair ever made and the Gold Winner in the Designs of the Decade competition held by the Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week magazine. His last project, designed with his design partner Jeff Weber before his death in 2006, was the revolutionary ergonomic Embody chair, which won numerous awards.
""I enjoy myself, and I do it through design,"" Stumpf said. His enjoyment revolutionized how workers all over the world sit, work, and create and has improved millions of lives."
(On Don Chadwick)
Southern Californian Don Chadwick studied industrial design at UCLA. While there, he attended a lecture given by Charles and Ray Eames, and their talk convinced him that industrial designers could make a real difference in people's lives. And he set out to do just that.
Chadwick says that one reason he's not afraid of innovation is his "LA recklessness. There's less fear of failure out here, so people are more apt to take risks. It's fertile ground for innovation." That recklessness certainly came into play when he and Bill Stumpf decided to design "a totally new kind of chair," which required that they discard all preconceived notions of what an ergonomic work chair should look like, how it should work, and what it should be. What they came up with was the Aeron chair, which revolutionized pretty much everything about how people sit while they work.
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