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Aeron Onyx Ultra Matte by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick for Herman Miller


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A black Aeron chair by Herman Miller on a desk

Dezeen Showroom: American designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick have updated the classic Herman Miller Aeron office chair using material made from ocean-bound plastic for its frame and tilt covers.

Aeron Onyx Ultra Matte is an updated version of the Aeron office chair by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, who wanted to create a more sustainable option of the 1994 chair model.

A black Aeron Onyx chair by Herman Miller
The Aeron Onyx Ultra Matte by Herman Miller is made with ocean plastic

The designers used over 1.13 kilograms of plastic that was destined to end up in oceans to create the frame and tilt covers of the chair.

The Onyx Ultra Matte contains the highest amount of ocean-bound plastic, which amounts to between 23 and 114 plastic water bottles.

An office chair on top of a desk
It is a more sustainable version of the original Aeron Chair

According to the brand, Onyx Ultra Matte is the darkest shade of the Aeron Chair.

“Onyx is a dramatic, ultra-black matte shade intended to modernize the chair and signifies the future of Herman Miller as they continue to prioritize the use of sustainable materials in their products,” said the brand.

The back of a black office chair
The chair comes in three sizes

Similar to the original, Onyx Ultra Matte Aeron is fully adjustable: its arms, seat height, depth and recline can all be modified to suit the user.

It is available in three sizes, offering the most comfort to a diverse range of users.

Product: Aeron Onyx Ultra Matte Chair
Designer: Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick
Brand: Herman Miller

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