Herman Miller's Aeron chair
During the design of this award winning chair, the designers broke away from convention in search of a better solution. As a result they had a fresh canvas to start from and were able to bring in a number of ecodesign considerations such as making provision for disassembly and the refurbishment of old parts:
For more information on Herman Millers eco-design activities visit their 'Design for the Environment' webpages at: http://www.hermanmiller.com/CDA/SSA/Category/0,1564,a10-c382,00.html
 Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (1999) "Product Stewardship for manufacturers (Summarized from: Return to Sender Case Studies by The National Centre for Design at RMIT University, August 1998)" http://www.pprc.org/pubs/epr/cases.cfm (accessed 30th September 2004)
 McDonough, W. and Braungart, M. (2002) "Anatomy of a Transformation - Herman Miller's Journey to Sustainability" http://www.mbdc.com/features/feature_apr2002.htm (accessed 30th September 2004).
 HermanMiller Inc. (2004) "Environmental concerns" http://www.hmeurope.com/GeneralContent_New.asp?pagerequested=AUEN (accessed 30th September 2004)