The brand manufactures aesthetically designed and highly ergonomic office chairs. We’re going to compare two chairs of the brand that have lots going on for them, The Aeron and the Mirra 2 also have almost the same dimensions. Sit them side by side and you’ll see that the Mirra 2 is a more intricately designed chair. But Aeron is a coveted ergo chair, landing on the wishlist of a lot of people. Let’s see what makes them different and which is a more sublime chair for your back.
Mirra 2 is More intuitive but Aeron is more comfortable
Aside from the design, this is the most obvious difference, you’ll be able to tell it once you sit on the chair. The Aeron has a softer material, both on the backrest and the seat. It is made of a pellicle polymer mesh, one of the most comfortable and softer mesh materials ever used in an all-mesh chair. The Mirra 2 is also made of a mesh material, but it feels more rigid outright.
So if you’re going to compare the comfort level, that of the Aeron is softer, it also feels airier and can render a more floating-like sensation compared to the Mirra 2. The floating-like sensation is also one of the reasons people go gaga over the Aeron chair.
While a softer seat and backrest may be the better option, you also have to consider how intuitive each chair is. The more intuitive a chair is, the better it can mold itself to the sitter, no matter how you move. This means that it can be more amenable to other postures or sitting positions. So if this is your priority, the Mirra 2 will be able to serve this purpose. The Mirra 2 is more intuitive, thus able to adjust itself better to the posture of the one who will sit on it.
The Aeron is known for being a more upright chair. It has these bolsters at the sides that keep you in the middle of the chair. Thus, this makes it perfect for tasking jobs or whenever you need to be more focused on what is in front of your desk. But at times, others may find this too aggressive as you have to be completely upright, the bolsters at the side will prevent you from comfortably shifting from one side of the chair to the other.
The Mirra 2 will indulge you in this. If you fancy changing from one side of the chair to the other, you need a more intuitive chair.
Levels of customizations
Here is another area where you can see a notable difference.
With the Aeron, you can choose between three sizes depending on your dimensions and height. The Mirra 2 only comes in one size. So the question is, does this matter a lot?
Though the Mirra 2 may only come in one size, it is more intuitive. it is very good at molding itself to the needs of the sitter, no matter what the posture is. The Aeron doesn’t have this luxury.
Also, the Aeron automatically comes with an adjustable lumbar while you have to opt for an add-on if you want that feature with your Mirra 2.
As for the armrests, the Mirra 2 has 4D arms while the Aeron only has 3D. So it’s a fair game when we’re speaking of the amount of customization available for each Herman Miller chair.
Which is a more ergonomic Herman Miller chair?
This is a tough question to answer. With the Aeron, you get to choose from three sizes right? The Aeron has a fixed seat depth while the Mirra has an adjustable one. So if you need a chair that’s roomy enough for longer legs, you have the option to go for the larger Aeron chair, that’s like having a deeper seat that can be more comfortable for taller people.
But with the Mirra 2, the adjustable seat depth can accommodate more people. But you have to choose for the flex front version so you get the adjustable seat depth and it comes at an additional cost.
That’s why we mentioned earlier that the size availability does not matter much since the Mirra 2 can be a more ergonomic option.
How to choose your Herman Miller chair
It can be challenging or choose between these two highly coveted Herman Miller chairs. But here are the things that you have to consider so you’re making sure you are with the right steeply proceed chair.
- If you want a more intuitive chair, go for the Mirra 2. But if you need one with a softer seat, go for the Aeron.
- The Aeron is a more upright chair, keep that in mind. While you may be able to shift from one side of the chair to the other and still feel supported with the Mirra 2.
- The Aeron has more stabilization for the sacrum. That’s why some people might find them too aggressive. It can also do a better job of giving more pronounced support for the lumbar. The Mirra 2 also has impressive lumbar support, but it’s not as pronounced and aggressive as that of the Aeron. But it will make a lot of people comfortable for longer hours of work and play.
- Design-wise, they come in close but the Mirra 2 has a more intricate and playful design. It also comes in more eye-catching colors that can liven up your workspace. The Aeron lo more of a regal and serious-looking chair.
Our conclusion: Which offers a more sublime back support?
And we’re off to answer this tricky question. To be honest, the answer depends on the type of support that you need for your lower back.
Just keep in mind that the Aeron has more sacral stabilization thus having a more pronounced support. The Mirra 2 has a more intuitive type of support that can allow for different postures, hence better for those who are fidgety