Herman Miller Asks College Students, 'Where's Your Hub?'

January 25, 2011

Company Sponsors Second Annual Student Video Contest in Researching Students' Preferred Environments

Herman Miller, Inc. is launching its second annual video contest targeting full-time students attending 2-or 4-year U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. The company once again is asking students to document their response to a single question. This year's question is "Where's Your Hub?".

Hubs are everywhere on campus. They're the places where people come together to connect, recharge, study, and socialize. They often support informal learning and collaboration and are becoming increasingly rich in technology.

"Research tells us that more learning takes place outside the classroom than inside it. We want to hear from today's students about their hub," says Jeff Vredevoogd, director of Herman Miller's Education team.

"The voice of the student is becoming more important in the design of campus spaces. We're looking forward to hearing from students, the primary users of campus hub spaces, about where their hubs are, how they use them, and how higher education facilities can better respond to their needs," he adds.

Contest entries are due before midnight on March 25, 2011. Representatives from the company will select three finalists whose submissions best represent creativity, originality, and appropriateness to the theme. First prize will be a $2500 Visa gift card, second prize will be a $1500 Visa gift card, and third prize will be a $1000 Visa gift card.

To view the contest rules and guidelines, please visit: hermanmiller.com/studentvideocontest.

About Herman Miller
Herman Miller works for a better world around you by designing and developing award-winning furniture and related services and technologies that improve your environment, whether it's an office, hospital, school, home, an entire building, or the world at large. In fiscal 2010, the company generated $1.3 billion in revenue. More than 100 years of innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2010, the company was again cited by FORTUNE as both the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while FastCompany named Herman Miller among its 2010 "Innovation All-Stars." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.