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Herman Miller Enhances Choice and Harmony in Small Group Settings with Canvas Group-Based

June 08, 2012

Herman Miller, Inc., has enhanced its Canvas Office Landscape with a new set of targeted Group-Based products designed specifically for small group settings. Expanding on more than 40 years of thought-leading systems furniture design, Canvas Group-Based offers choice and variety in collaborative spaces through use of standing screens, team walls, and a team wall/technology module. Canvas Group-Based will be on display at the 2012 NeoCon World’s Trade Fair at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, June 11-13.

“People keep asking us for a holistic way to create work environments that address the growing prevalence of group settings,” said John Lubbinge, Herman Miller’s Director of Product Management. “Canvas Group-Based responds with a flexible means to create and divide space that fosters the way collaborative work really happens.”

Canvas Group-Based is the work of numerous contributing designers, most recently Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk of CDS in New York, building on the earlier work of Douglas Ball and Joey Ruiter.

These Group-Based products complement the Canvas portfolio to serve as a comprehensive set of elements from which customers can create an entire office landscape–a landscape that moves from workstation-centric to community-centric environments. It gives people choice about how and where to work while creating aesthetic and functional harmony across an entire floor plate.

Canvas offers architects, interior designers, and facilities managers high performance and scalability in a wide range of applications from a single kit of parts. It provides flexibility and choice for individuals with a consistent aesthetic.

Following Herman Miller’s stringent Design for the Environment protocol, Canvas Group-Based components are manufactured with up to 82% recycled material and are up to 85% recyclable, depending on product options and finish.

About Herman Miller
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. A recipient of the National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the company’s curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2011. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

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