It didn’t always use to be like that though. The Kaizen (“continual improvement”) process was imported to Herman Miller directly from Toyota, in the 1990s, and was exactly what changed the speed of chair making. To compare, a new Aeron chair used to come off the line every 82 seconds, now it’s boxed and finished every 17 seconds, yep. You can read more about it on fastcodesign.com
Makoto Azuma collaborated with Herman Miller to create this custom Aeron chair covered in green AstroTurf, a type of artificial grass. The chairâ€™s functional parts, like the wheels and knobs are left uncovered for easy operation. The chair will be on display at the Tokyo Herman Miller store this summer.