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Alternatives to Herman Miller Aeron Chairs

The Herman Miller Aeron Chair is a legend in the history of ergonomic office furniture. First released in 1994, the chair quickly achieved notoriety. Aeron became the ''It'' chair, synonymous for modern design and ergonomic features. It was seen in the offices of the successful and became a symbol for success.

Our company is founded by a Certified Professional Ergonomist and our goal is to help you find the right chair for you. We don't offer Herman Miller chairs, but we do have a selection of great alternatives and a staff willing to help you narrow down your options.

In the two decades since the Aeron was designed, the market for ergonomic office furniture has exploded. The science of ergonomics and the physiological understanding of the way the human body works are at an all-time high. Numerous inventive chairs have entered the market, borrowing from the principles of the Aeron, expounding upon them, improving on them. There are now numerous choices to fit all different body types and seating styles. One such chair is the Steelcase Gesture Chair, with its breathable fabric options and unmatched versatility. While the Aeron was the ergonomic chair of the past,the Steelcase Gesture Chair is the modern day chair for the modern day workplace. The Gesture features unique 360° arms with an exceptional range of motion that allows the user to perfectly position their arms in the most comfortable way possible. Among the chair’s other features, the Steelcase Gesture Chair also employs Steelcase's LiveBack technology allowing the backrest to flex with your spine as you move.

You can even try the Steelcase Gesture Chair for 30 days. If it doesn't work out for you, it can be returned at no cost for a full refund.

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Compare the Nightingale CXO to the Herman Miller Aeron Chair

  Nightingale CXO Herman Miller Aeron
Headrest Optional and retrofit capable Not available
Chair Back Mesh Mesh
Chair Seat Memory foam covered with stretchy knit fabric, seat slider for depth adjustment standard Mesh with hard plastic edge, no seat depth adjustment
Lumbar Support Standard gel lumbar support both height and depth adjustable Not available on least expensive mechanism, 2 options available on full mechanism
Size Choices? Not necessary - fits 95% of people Yes, 3 different sizes
Arms Standard arms are height and width adjustable, and they offer locking swivel with fingertip controls Least expensive chair has fixed arms, optional upgraded arms are height adjustable and pivot
Mechanism Synchro-tilt w/infinite tilt lock and tension control Least expensive version offers limited adjustability, upgraded mechanism offers seat angle and tilt limiter
Polished Aluminum Optional but includes base, casters and finger trigger on arms Optional but base only
Warranty Lifetime limited 12 years limited

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