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Herman Miller NeoCon Lounge Fosters "Working Together"

June 10, 2011

Work is happening everywhere, including public spaces. Research from Herman Miller shows that people now spend 70 percent of their working time in collaboration, in all kinds of places. These places need to give people the vibrancy, diversity, and connectivity they desire, offering them chances and choices to meet and work together in stimulating and effective ways.

Working Together at NeoCon 2011 (NEED LINK)

With people as the primary focus, Herman Miller is dedicating its NeoCon 2011 presentation to helping them connect. One place where this occurs is the Herman Miller Lounge, occupying the south lobby space of the Merchandise Mart and open to all attendees.

The lounge employs three distinct zones. As guests enter, to the left is a contemporary lounge area with clusters of Eames Aluminum Group lounge chairs and Nelson Pedestal tables. The center zone features a continuous bar 40 feet in length, using Peer tables from subsidiary Geiger International and accompanied by Stool_One, from alliance partner Magis. This bar offers lighting and a place to recharge electronics. To the right is a café featuring two products from Magis, the Central Table and Chair_One.

The Lounge also exemplifies working together in its cohesive presentation of products from the full spectrum of Herman Miller partners, including Geiger and Magis. Prior to NeoCon, Herman Miller announced that it will be the sole distributor of Magis products in the U.S. and Canada beginning September 2011. Magis is a leading Italian furniture designer. Both Magis and Herman Miller understand the value of authored design, the use of innovative materials and processes, and the experience of the person at the center of the design process.

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 $1.3 billion in revenue in fiscal 2010. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campain (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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