Office Furniture Outlet buys and sells used office furniture. Our used office furniture inventories include most name brands. One of the perks of having multiple name brands in one space is our customers can compare styles, features and prices in one stop. When you are considering buying a new office chair this can be very important because you can sit in all different kinds of chairs. After all most people sit all day long in their office chair so, you want to make sure that your chair is comfortable.
Our most requested used office chair has to be the Herman Miller Aeron chair. Aeron’s popularity comes from being highly adjustable and allowing for natural positioning for health and productivity (ergonomics). Aeron chairs are designed with ergonomics in mind even the trademark mesh seat is an ergonomic feature. The mesh contours the body for ultimate snug support. The mesh is softer and offers ventilation vastly different than a generic office chair. Another ergonomic feature is Aeron’s contained suspension system that allows for up, down, tilt forward & backwards adjustments to regulate height and angle. Seat tilt has been noted to help decompression of the lower back. The Aeron also has synchro-tilt management where the backrest will recline at a faster rate than the seat to offer maximum positioning for the back and neck. The armrest move forward, back, up and down as well.
The Aeron chair is a high end office chair and isn’t inexpensive however, you can buy one used and save money. When buying a used Aeron chair you can save 60% to 75% off list price. Office Furniture Outlet liquidated Aeron chairs on a regular basis.
If you want to test drive or ’test sit’ a Herman Miller Aeron chair or other office chairs stop by our 10,000 Sq. Ft. showroom in Norfolk’s Industrial Park –1124-B Kingwood Ave, Norfolk, VA 23502 or give us a call at (757) 855-2800.
More information on Herman Miller’s Aeron Chair below.
The Untold Story Of How The Aeron Chair Was Born
ALMOST EVERYONE KNOWS THE AERON CHAIR AS A HIGH-TECH DESIGN CLASSIC. BUT FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT ITS TRUE ORIGINS LIE IN A 10-YEAR EFFORT TO CREATE FURNITURE FOR THE ELDERLY.
After the great DotCom bust of 2000, there was one lasting symbol of the crash: Herman Miller’s Aeron chair. The ergonomic, mesh-backed office chair was launched in 1994, at the start of the bubble; at a cost of more than $1,000 at the time, it quickly became a status symbol in Silicon Valley–spotted constantly in magazines, and in cameos on TV and film. Then, as the DotCom’s failed, the chairs went empty. As one information architect told New York magazine years later, he remembered them “piled up in a corner as a kind of corporate graveyard.” He went on: “They’re not in my mind an example of hubris as much as they are an example of companies trying to treat their staff more generously than they could actually afford.”
The Aeron was a throne perfectly tailored to Silicon Valley’s vanities. With a frame of high-tech molded plastic, a skin of woven plastic fibers pulled taut, and mechanics that accommodated slouchy rebels, the chair flattered the people who bought it. It was the best engineering money could buy, and it seemed purpose-built for squeaky-voiced billionaires inventing the future in front of a computer. But the Aeron’s origin story isn’t so simple. The apotheosis of the office chair–and perhaps the only one ever to become a recognizable and coveted brand name among cubicle-dwellers–was actually the unexpected fruit of a 10-year effort to create better furniture for the elderly.
One of the Aeron’s designers was Bill Stumpf, the son of a gerontology nurse and a preternaturally keen observer of human behavior. So he was well primed in the late 1970s, when the American furniture company Herman Miller began casting about for growth prospects and hired Stumpf and Don Chadwick–who had done several pieces for Herman Miller–to investigate the potential of furniture for the elderly. It seemed like a tantalizing market opportunity. The American populace was aging quickly, assisted living facilities were rare, and hospitals lacked ergonomic furniture suited to long-term care. In each environment, Stumpf and Chadwick observed the surest sign of an opportunity: Furniture being used in unintended ways. The homely workhorse common in both medical and residential settings was the La-Z-Boy. In hospitals, the elderly often got dialysis in semi-reclined La-Z-Boys; at home they spent hours in them watching TV. “The chair becomes the center of one’s universe. These sorts of realizations at the time weren’t just overlooked, they weren’t [deemed] important,” says Clark Malcolm, who helped manage the project. Those observation studies and focus groups “made Bill and Don focus on seating, in a way they never had before.”
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