Whether you're revamping your company HQ or in desperate need of a WFH upgrade, you don't need to spend a small fortune on a Herman Miller Aeron Chair unless you insist on owning an iconic piece. To help guide you in other directions, we've rounded up a handful of eye-catching alternatives at lower price points:
Somewhat of a hybrid office chair, this minimalistic option from Hay combines the looks of a traditional dining table chair with that of a traditional office chair. The result is something that's quite sculptural and striking, while also delivering a comfortably curved seat and deskspace essential features like a height-adjustable gas-piston lift and a smooth-rolling base. Best of both worlds.
This chair from Komplot Desig may look simple but it's actually the first furniture design to be based on the technique of molding three-dimensional veneer, giving the chair "comfort and a sense of lightness with all edges pointing away from the user." Good enough for the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection and good enough for your workspace, too.
If you insist on an ergonomic office chair, Michigan-based Steelcase delivers a significantly more affordable version of the Herman Miller-style chair with a light aesthetic and serious support. Pure performance.
Designed by Mark Daniel of Slate Design, this pleated velvet office chair with a brushed brash base is sure to add a little style to any office wanting to break away from the stale aesthetics of your run-of-the-mill workspace. Wildly comfy, too.
Inspired by a Parisian chair design from the '50s, this office chair pairs nubby-blended grey tweet fabric with a black powedercoated frame. Easy like Sunday morning.