How My New Herman Miller Aeron Desk Chair Literally Saved My Butt
I can hear it now.
Why on earth are The Roaming Boomers talking about a desk chair?
Well, two reasons really:
- It is not unusual for me to spend upwards of 12 hours at my desk these days.
- I have a lot of friends who spend a great deal of time at their desks.
Years ago, when we bought my home office desk chair, we never dreamed that I would be spending so much time seated in it. Therefore, our home decorator was the primary influence of our buying decision.
Warm and cozy she called it.
Nowadays, I rise at 5ish each morning, and other then the time that I spend with Carol doing our water aerobics, you will find me daily sitting at my home office desk working on our various media enterprises.
After a few years, that warm and cozy home office chair started killing me. It simply wasn’t designed to be plopped in for such extended periods of time.
Determined to save my derriere from further abuse, I set about on a major quest to replace my home office chair.
After a sufficient amount of roaming on the Internet, and talking with friends and colleagues, I settled on the Herman Miller Aeron Chair.
I have been enjoying my new Herman Miller Aeron for a week now. Here are a few of the things I am enjoying:
- Breathable mesh seating. It gets hot here in Arizona.
- Nearly infinite adjustments to tilt the chair up, down, backward, and even forward.
- Amazingly comfortable even after hours of use.
- The chair is so stylish (for a chair that is) it has it own place in the Museum of Modern Art.
From Herman Miller:
The Aeron chair didn’t end up in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection just because it looks cool. Although it does. Its looks are only the beginning. Aeron accommodates both the sitter and the environment. It adapts naturally to virtually every body, and it’s 94% recyclable. Even if it’s black, it’s green.
So, there you go. That’s my show and tell for today.
Oh, I nearly forgot. I hooked up a very special deal with a Herman Miller distributor. In fact, the deal was far better than I could find on the Internet. Even more cool, they drop shipped the puppy directly from Herman Miller to my front door. And best of all, no assembly required!
“Why would they offer such a nice deal”, you ask? Because I promised them I would share my story with you.
Therefore, your buns can profit from my scouring the earth for the world’s best chair at a great price.
If you want a Herman Miller Aeron chair for yourself, drop me a note and I will put you in touch with my source.
Update: I just received a note from the giver of the good deal, and she said that she would be happy to help any of you who might also be suffering from sore buns. Please contact Jacqui Montano, Sales Manager, Goodmans Interior Structures, Phoenix, (602) 263-1110.
Hi Dave! I am thrilled to hear how happy you are with your chair! I too sit in an Aeron. It is the best.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comment. I am very happy to see that you practice what you preach.
you can never go wrong with any herman miller. in the last few years they have made creating sustainable products their focus which is great to see with any furniture makers, but is becoming more essential for any high-end brand.
definitely a good chair for people like me and you who can easily spend upwards of 12 hours a day in their office chair. exercise and an aeron saved my back.
Thank you. I’ve needed a good desk chair for several months and what I’ve seen at typical office stores was cheaply made imports, so bad are they that one of the big name stores actually suggested that I take the one I liked and if I didn’t like it I could simply throw it away and get a credit on another one! I promise you that is the truth. I asked them to repeat the offer because i’d never heard such a ridiculous offer. Yes, I heard correctly: Intentional obsolesence, ignorant thinking, trash heap buying mentality.
So, looking for an ergonomic chair, I read the name Herman Miller in a craigslist ad, but it was an older ad that hadn’t been removed from the site. I’m really in need of a good chair, so I shall try the idea you presented. I’ll soon be 75 glorious years young, and I study and work and intend to keep my back healthy. After reading your smart travel ventures, I decided I can still travel to Rio, but I want to learn Portuguese.well enough to enjoy the people.
You must have a home pool in which to do your water aerobics.
You and Carol are definitely living your dream .
My best wishes.
Thanks for stopping by. We’re glad to hear of your love for travel. It’s been nearly two years since I wrote this article, and I still LOVE my Herman Miller Aeron Desk Chair. 🙂