Public Lecture: How do we remaster the masterpiece?


09:30 Herman Miller Representative to introduce the speaker: Thomas Niergarth 09:40 Aeron Proven Design Video 10:00 Presentation 10:40 Q&A 11:00 Event ends

When Aeron debuted in 1994 it is a chair unlike any the world had ever seen, It didn't just change how people sat, but what they thought a chair could be. But a lot has changed since then, so it made sense that Aeron should change too.

When the input of original co-designer Don Chadwick, and a dedicated team of scientists, engineers, materials specialists, and researchers who worked on the project for over two years, Herman Miller has enhanced the chair by combining the latest insights in anthropometrics and ergonomics with two decades of advancement in materials, manufacturing, and technology. The resulting chair is recogniably an Aeron, but features stronger and smarter materials, better adjustment capabilities, intuitive controls, and a health-positive, more comfortable sit.

Thomas Niergarth
Vice President, New Product Commercialization, Herman Miller Inc.

Thomas Niergarth has been working to conceptualize, design, develop and launch new products for over 30 years. He earned mechanical engineering and business administration degrees and is energized when leveraging his education to solve real world problems with well-designed products that lift the brand, grow market share and reach new customers.

For the last 30 monts he has been leading the efforts to create the new Aeron Chair, remastering the iconic work chair that can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art and is sold and produced around the world.

Venue Support:
PolyU Design


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