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Herman Miller’s Gaming Edition Aeron Chair Costs Almost as Much as an RTX 3090

Herman Miller Gaming Edition Aeron Chair
(Image credit: Herman Miller)

Herman Miller is fresh off of a collaboration with Logitech G on the Embody gaming chair, and it looks like it’s not done in the gaming chair space. Today, the company has announced a $1,445 “special edition” version of its classic Aeron chair, meant for gaming.

This version isn’t a collaboration with Logitech. Herman Miller said it simply took the “optimal configuration'' of the existing Aeron chair, including a forward seat position, and added an entirely matte-black color scheme. Even the Pellicle mesh will be that color. 

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Herman Miller Gaming Edition Aeron Chair

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Herman Miller Gaming Edition Aeron Chair

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Unlike the Embody, which added a cooling foam for long gaming sessions, the special edition of the Aeron doesn’t appear to have any changes over the existing Aeron. It’s just a version that comes in all black in an optimized setup that Herman Miller deemed worthy of gaming, including the PostureFit lumbar and back support, harmonic tilt and a mesh that balances body pressure. The chair supports up to 350 pounds.

The company said that gamers had asked for the color scheme to match their rigs, though that may make one wonder why Herman Miller didn’t find a way to add RGB lighting. The previously announced Embody has blue accents.

While it seems like you’re largely buying an existing chair, that does include a 12-year warranty, and it comes assembled. The company said that more special gaming editions of its chairs will come this fall.

  • Mandark
    Lol. I remember when the place I work at got Aeron chairs and they ruined our pants. Most everyone would wear Docker pants And it was putting holes in the pockets but they are very comfortable
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  • wr3zzz
    I have an Aeron for almost twenty years and you are sitting on it wrong if they wear out your Dockers. You don't wiggle on an Aeron nearly as much as on some other office chairs.
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  • Mandark
    dont get me wrong. best chair I've ever used. at least they reimbursed us for new pants... lol and provided cover for the seat
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  • coloradoblah
    best chair ever, but no reason to buy these new...so many good condition used ones out there, well the market might be tougher these days but you can easily find a decent under under 400 if you look.
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  • Integr8d
    Gaming Edition only comes in Size C 😝

    (inside Aeron joke)
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  • coloradoblah
    Integr8d said:
    Gaming Edition only comes in Size C 😝

    (inside Aeron joke)
    lol, three dots only club
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  • Chung Leong
    But does it create marital crisis?
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  • alexlf
    I have two words for Herman - F.O.
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  • mrv_co
    Mandark said:
    Lol. I remember when the place I work at got Aeron chairs and they ruined our pants. Most everyone would wear Docker pants And it was putting holes in the pockets but they are very comfortable

    I've had an Aeron in my home office for 8 years and worked at a company where we had Aerons in the office during that time and never heard of anyone ever having issues with their pants. Something tells me you may have had Aeron knock-offs rather than the real thing.
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