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How do you clean a Herman Miller Aeron?

A Herman Miller Aeron office chair in black with a breathable, flexible mesh backrest and ergonomic features, placed in a modern office interior.

De Herman Miller Aeron is one of the most popular office chairs on the market, due to its comfort, support and durability. To keep your Aeron looking and functioning at its best, it is important to perform regular maintenance and cleaning. In this blog we explain how to clean and maintain your Herman Miller Aeron.

Below you can read a step-by-step plan for cleaning an Aeron office chair:

Step 1: Remove dirt and dust

To start cleaning your Herman Miller Aeron, remove all loose dirt and dust. To do this, use a duster or soft brush to clean all surfaces, including the backrest, seat and armrests. Be sure to reach every nook and cranny to ensure all dust and debris is removed.

Step 2: Clean the seat

Now that all the loose dirt and dust has been removed, it's time to clean the chair itself. Mix a small amount of mild soap or dish soap with water in a bucket. Use a clean cloth to apply the soap solution to the seat and scrub gently. Be sure to treat all surfaces, including the backrest, seat and armrests.

Step 3: Rinse and dry

After you have cleaned the chair, remove all soap residue with clean water. Again, use a clean cloth to rinse the chair and then dry it with another clean cloth. Then allow the chair to dry completely before using it again.

Maintenance of the Herman Miller Aeron

In addition to regularly cleaning your Herman Miller Aeron, there are a few other maintenance tips to keep your chair functioning and looking its best.

Below are some helpful tips:

  1. Regularly check all parts of the chair, including the wheels and armrests, to ensure that they function properly and are not damaged.
  2. Lubricate the moving parts of the chair, such as the pivot points and the adjustable armrests, with a suitable lubricant to ensure that they continue to operate smoothly.
  3. Avoid using aggressive cleaning agents or abrasive materials to avoid scratching or damaging the chair.


Regular cleaning and maintenance of your Herman Miller Aeron is essential to keep the chair looking its best and functioning properly. By following the steps we have described in this blog, you can ensure that your chair is free from dirt, dust and other stains. In addition, the maintenance tips ensure that the chair continues to function well in the long term. A clean and well-maintained Herman Miller Aeron will not only be more comfortable to sit on, but will also contribute to a more attractive and professional look to your office space.

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