Herman Miller Aeron Chair Headrest

Herman Miller Aeron Chair and Headrest - All You Need to Know

Herman Miller Aeron Chair Headrest FAQ

Working at your desk for more than six hours without ergonomic support, such as an Aeron Chair and headrest, can result in fatigue and physical problems including neck, shoulder and back pain. Sitting in the wrong position for hours will take a toll on your spine and work morale. Maintaining a healthy posture with a natural S-shaped spine curve is easily solved by investing in a good ergonomic chair and headrest.


What makes the Aeron Chair different from other office chairs?

The first ergonomic workstation priority is the right office chair. The market has many ergonomic office chairs, but the iconic Aeron is the chair of choice. It's durable, supportive, and airy. The Aeron chair is available in three sizes, and you can adjust it to fit your body shape and height.  

Adjustments include the arms, seat depth, and lumbar support. The chair’s mesh is breathable, allowing the airflow to keep you cool. The Aeron Chair is designed for your well-being; it has adjustable lumbar support with tilt options to lean back or remain perfectly upright. For extended ergonomic support, Engineered Now developed a headrest to ideally fit your Herman Miller Aeron.

The headrest helps to support the healthy sitting posture while you work but also allows you to rest your head and reduce fatigue while tilting back in your chair. An ergonomic chair and headrest support a healthy position and help you focus on your daily tasks. To take it another step further, you can download a complete workstation ergonomics checklist for the well-being of yourself or your employees.


Ergonomic headrest for the Herman Miller Aeron Chair


The Herman Miller Aeron Chair is a popular office chair known for its ergonomic design and comfort. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the chair and a complementing headrest:

Engineered Now Herman Miller Aeron Headrest FAQ

Does Herman Miller come with a headrest?

Some office chairs come with a headrest, but the Herman Miller Aeron Chair doesn’t come with a headrest. Headrests for the Herman Miller Aeron Chair are available from Engineered Now for the Aeron Classic and Aeron Remastered models in various colors to match the chair’s mesh and in different sizes depending on the person's height.

Do I need a headrest for the Herman Miller Aeron Chair? 

The need for a headrest on the Herman Miller Aeron Chair depends on personal preference and usage. The Aeron Chair is designed to support the back and shoulders, which can help reduce tension and discomfort in the neck and upper back. Some people may not need a headrest with the Aeron Chair because of its design and adjustable features.

However, adding an Engineered Now headrest will provide additional support for your head and neck. It is important to note that adding a headrest elevates the ergonomic investment. 

Is a headrest necessary for my Herman Miller Chair?

A headrest on an office chair can provide additional support for the head and neck, helping to maintain correct posture and reducing tension in these areas. It is beneficial for people who spend a lot of time sitting in a chair; it can help prevent neck and shoulder pain and fatigue while elevating productivity.

How do you sit on an Aeron with a headrest?

Sitting in a chair with a headrest provides additional support for the head and neck. When sitting in a chair with a headrest, the height can be adjusted to fit your head and neck. Once adjusted, the headrest provides additional support for the head and neck, which helps maintain correct posture and reduces tension in these areas. It is also important to adjust its inclination for better support and comfort.

Should I buy an office chair with a headrest?

Buying an office chair with a headrest depends on each person's needs and preferences. If you spend a lot of time sitting in a chair and suffer from neck or shoulder pain or fatigue, a chair with a headrest may benefit you, as it provides additional support for these areas and helps maintain proper posture.

Why do Herman Miller chairs not come with headrests?

That's because Herman Miller focuses on designing chairs that provide natural support for the spine. The headrest is an ergonomic extension that provides additional support and reduces neck and back pain. Research has shown that adding the headrest helps maintain a healthy posture and reduces the movement of leaning forward while creating a c-curved spine shape, which is unhealthy in the long run. 

Aeron Chair FAQ

How can you tell a fake Aeron chair?

Different ways exist to distinguish an original Aeron Chair from a fake one. Look at the following list, especially if you go for a used chair. 

  • Price - Verify that the price is not significantly lower than expected.
  • Logo - Check that the Herman Miller logo is on the back, seat and arms and is the original.
  • Finishes - Check that the finish of the materials is high quality and smooth and lint-free to the touch.
  • Label - Check that the label shows the serial number, model, and additional important information.
  • Warranty - Verify that the warranty is 12 years, the time Herman Miller offers.

How many Aeron chairs have been sold?

The Aeron chair is one of Herman Miller's most popular and recognized products and has been one of the best-selling office chairs worldwide since its launch in 1994. In fact, in 2010, it was called "America's best-selling chair" and the Herman Miller website states that "it soon became the best-selling and most recognizable chair in the world, selling more than 7 million units in 134 countries". This iconic chair of the brand has received several awards for its design and ergonomics and has been used in essential companies and institutions worldwide.

Is Embody, Aeron, or Mirra better?

Herman Miller's Mirra chair, Embody chair, and Aeron chair are all high-quality, ergonomically designed office chairs, but each has different features and benefits. The Mirra focuses on providing spinal and postural support and an air system that allows for greater flexibility and comfort. The Embody has a design that offers support for the pelvis and legs, and the Aeron is known for its ergonomic design, with support suitable for those who spend a lot of time sitting.

What color is my Aeron Chair?

To find out the exact color of your Aeron chair, check the authenticity label, which, in addition to the serial number and model, shows the chair's color. Look at the following image to find the exact color and model of your Aeron Chair - Classic or Remastered. That will also help you choose a matching headrest. 

Match a headrest to your Aeron Chair model and mesh color

What is a good price for an Aeron Chair?

The price of an Aeron Chair can vary depending on several factors, such as model, configuration and seller. The price of a new Remastered Aeron Chair is usually around $1,500 to $2,200. There's an option of buying used Classic chairs at a lower cost. The price can vary depending on your chosen options, such as size, color, finish, type of fabric, etc.

What is special about the Aeron chair?

Herman Miller's Aeron chair has several notable features that make it unique and popular with users:

  • Ergonomic design - with proper support for the spine and healthy posture.
  • High-quality materials, such as recycled polyester and aluminum, provide durability and strength.
  • Ventilation system - allowing air to flow through the mesh to maintain temperature and reduce perspiration.
  • Adjustability - options to adjust the backrest, seat, arms and lumbar support.
  • Aesthetics - sleek, modern design that has become an icon in office furniture.
  • Warranty - Herman Miller offers 12-year warranties on Aeron chairs.

Where is the Aeron Chair made?

The Herman Miller Aeron chair is manufactured in the United States in Michigan. Herman Miller, a U.S. company based in Zeeland, Michigan, manufactures its products nationwide. Aeron chairs are manufactured in specialized factories where advanced technologies are used and strict quality standards are met to ensure the reliability and durability of the products.

Who typically uses the Aeron Chair?

Herman Miller's Aeron chair is used by a variety of people, including:

  • Office professionals who spend a lot of time sitting at their desks. 
  • Creative professionals - designers, artists, architects, and other professionals who need comfortable, ergonomic chairs to work on their projects.
  • Design enthusiasts - as a design icon in office furniture, it is popular with design enthusiasts and collectors.
  • Businesses and organizations - because it provides proper support and healthy employee posture and improves productivity.
  • Students - it is used in various universities and schools.
  • Gamers and streamers - many gamers choose the Aeron for its comfort and ergonomics because of spending a lot of time sitting and playing games. 

Why is Aeron so comfortable?

Herman Miller's Aeron chair is considered comfortable because of its ergonomic design that provides proper spinal support and healthy posture, high-quality materials, a ventilation system, and options to customize its fit. These features help maintain a comfortable seating position and reduce fatigue when sitting for extended periods of time.

What are the key elements of a healthy seated posture supported by an Aeron headrest?

  • Supports an angle of 100º or more between the hips and spine
  • Maintains the spine’s natural S-shape
  • Keeps the head centered on the neck, not leaning forward
  • Reduces the pressure on internal organs
  • Helps maintain healthy blood flow in the body

What is the ideal posture for the head while sitting?

The ideal posture for the head is to be positioned above the thorax, with minimal muscle use. However, as we spend prolonged periods sitting in front of our computers, our muscles naturally tire, leading to problems. This can result in tension in the neck and shoulders, as well as overuse of the long back muscles, which can cause the lumbar spine to flatten. A superior ergonomic headrest by Engineered Now solves these problems when added to your Herman Miller chair

For more information about proper office ergonomics and a matching headrest for your Aeron, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated customer support. 


Photo credit for the featured image: Michael Nguyen 


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