I have an Aeron chair at my desk at home. Confession.
I got it in April when I moved to New York City. The only piece of furniture that I had that I couldn't move in my (now former) car was my desk chair. I found a good deal on an Aeron chair and I rationalized to myself that the cost of the chair was actually about the cost of movers. Savings right?
It also helped, that I was leaving a job where I had an Aeron chair in my office, and I knew that in the short term I would be working from home. While my old desk chair was (and is) quite nice, it's not quite the same. Sit in an Aeron chair for a couple of two years, and it's hard to go back. I've sat in other chairs since then, and it's never quite the same.
Having said that, after a cleaning incident today, I would like to collect a few gripes about the Aeron chair for your consideration.
The assembly right beneath the chair collects dust and dirt in a proportion that doesn't seem quite possible. It's clearly an artifact of the mesh, and likely a commentary on the air circulation of my apartment.
Regardless, dusting nightmare.
The arms scuff and scratch on desks, if the bottom of the desk isn't completely smooth. This isn't an actual problem: the chair still works fine and is as comfortable as ever, but it's a annoying.
I've never looked at the underside of a desk before seriously. With every other chair I've either ordered a variant sans arms, or I've take then arms off as soon as possible.
The Aeron arms are low enough that they've never bothered me, so I thought "might as well." But it's still annoying.