Herman Miller has launched its Aeron Chair in Europe with ocean-bound plastic (OBP) in all available colours. This change builds upon the momentum created by the successful introduction of ocean-bound plastic in Aeron exclusively for Onyx, the ultra-black shade, in September 2021.
Depending on the configuration, the ocean-bound plastic in Aeron can be found in the frame and tilt covers of the chair and contains between 226.8 g and 1.13 kg of the material per chair, equivalent to approximately 23 to 114 plastic water bottles. The Onyx colour contains the highest amount of ocean-bound plastic at almost 1.13 kg per chair. All chairs within the Aeron Portfolio are up to 90 per cent recyclable and composed of over 50 per cent recycled content.
Aeron is joining other Herman Miller products now being made with ocean-bound plastic including OE1 and Revenio textiles. As part of the MillerKnoll collective, the announcement highlights Herman Miller’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, and long-term goal to increase recycled content to at least 50 per cent, including the use of ocean-bound plastic, across all materials the Company uses by 2030.
The Aeron chair made with ocean-bound plastic is currently available to purchase for contract customers in Europe, either from MillerKnoll or Herman Miller dealers. Aeron will also be available to purchase through Herman Miller’s retail locations in Europe in the new few months.