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Herman Miller Earns Multiple IDEA 2012 Honors

July 6, 2012

Herman Miller, Inc., along with several design partners, was recognized with four awards in the 2012 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and publicly announced on July 2, 2012, the program's jury recognized the SAYL Side Chair with a Bronze IDEA award in the category of “Office & Productivity”, and SAYL's Live Unframed website earned distinction as a "Finalist" in the “Digital Design” category. The SAYL family of seating, designed by Yves Béhar and fuseproject, has now earned three IDEA awards with the SAYL Task Chair capturing a Silver IDEA award in 2011.

Herman Miller also received two additional "Finalist" recognitions: Herman Miller Healthcare, and partner Design Continuum, for Compass System Enhancements in the category of “Medical and Scientific Products”, and Herman Miller and designer Brian Kane for the Swoop collection of lounge seating and tables in the "Office and Productivity" category.

About IDEA
Started in 1980 by IDSA, the International Design Excellence Awards program (IDEA) fosters business and public understanding about the impact of design excellence on the quality of life and the economy. The IDEA program is considered one of the most preeminent design competitions in the nation with its scope and influence reaching far beyond U.S. boundaries.

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.7 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt "National Design Award," in 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also named, for the eighth consecutive year, to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

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