Herman Miller's Designs, Brands, and Spaces Reveal the Power of "Working Together" at NeoCon 2011

June 10, 2011

Herman Miller, Inc., is featuring perhaps the broadest array of product, applications, and market capabilities the company has ever shown at one event at the 2011 NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, June 13-15. The company's multiple 3rd floor showrooms (# 3-321, 3-318, and 3-330) and 1st floor Herman Miller Lounge display a large and diverse range of products working together in a harmonious range of functional solutions for the workplace, as well as learning, healing, and hospitality environments.

Working Together at NeoCon 2011

Herman Miller understands how interior environments are changing, with technology-enabled work and learning taking place almost anywhere, even as the traditional aesthetic boundaries between the office, classroom, and home are blurring. Likewise, today's commercial and institutional space needs to reflect the vibrancy, diversity, and connectivity of places where people choose to meet and work together, including cafes and other non-traditional spaces. These demands for flexibility, adaptability, and performance are also true in healthcare, where well designed products and interiors can have a profound effect on both the work of caregivers and patient outcomes.

Herman Miller and its subsidiaries' products work individually and together to meet these needs, with ingenious solutions and compelling value. Their showrooms emphasize real world places and spaces, where products are demonstrated in a cohesive set of applications that can readily grow and change with customer needs. At NeoCon 2011, Herman Miller, Geiger, Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff give people opportunity and choices to work, learn, heal, and live in more stimulating and effective ways.

Canvas Office Landscape
Forty years ago, Herman Miller, Inc., pioneered systems furniture and gave birth to the modern workplace with Action Office. At this NeoCon, they share their latest advancement in systems design with Canvas Office Landscape. A single kit of parts creates a complete, integrated range of workplace applications intuitively designed to function together in a holistic work environment. The same components used in the open plan are used in the private office, and all points along the spectrum, allowing scalability in aesthetics and a consistent look throughout. Canvas gives the workplace the ability to adapt to ever changing needs while maintaining continuity and economy.

The Sayl family of seating
Herman Miller's Sayl work and side chairs will be shown at NeoCon for the first time. Designed by Yves Béhar, Sayl features advanced ergonomic performance with environmental responsibility. It delivers all of the design, innovation, and performance expected from Herman Miller seating while challenging the expectations for mid-priced work chairs. Sayl's eco-dematerialised design achieves a higher standard of sustainability, while revolutionizing back support with its 3D Intelligent Suspension Technology that offers the first full-suspension, frameless back.

Geiger International
The Geiger International showroom is transformed into the C-suite floor of a corporate headquarters building. Here the "Collaborative Executive" can find applications that support individual and collaborative work needs, as well as make clear brand and personality statements about the company. Two new products are showcased in Geiger's Executive Suite applications: the Sotto executive chair, designed by George Simons, offers modern task-chair functionality in a beautifully crafted from that provides long-term comfort, while Loophole occasional tables feature unique intersecting "loops" that appear to form one continuous base. Geiger is also broadening its palette of classic colors at NeoCon with new matte wood finishes that accentuate the natural beauty of the ash and oak species featured in the showroom.

Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff
The Healthcare showroom at NeoCon highlights the Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff brands working together to achieve comfortable, effective, and sanitary environments for patients and caregivers. Working together, they create new possibilities for a humanistic environment in a realistic space that demonstrates multiple possibilities for a full range of healthcare applications, from lobby to patient rooms to exam rooms to nurses' stations. Look for fresh enhancements to the award-winning Herman Miller Healthcare Compass System, as well as a new over-bed table. Nemschoff introduces the Pamona soft seating collection, elegant new Terra case goods, and Frames, a dramatic new modular lounge that also serves to define interiors. Each design emphasizes comfort, clean-ability, and style, and are ideal for high performance healthcare environments.

Contemporary and Classic, Handcrafted Industrial Design
Herman Miller is pleased to announce that in September it will become the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor for Magis, the leading Italian furniture designer. The relationship expands Herman Miller's solutions for today's quickly changing work environment and furthers the company's reach into the hospitality and retail markets. Magis also compliments Herman Miller's belief in the delicate balance between hand-craft and industrial production. In that same spirit, Herman Miller will also display the iconic Eames Lounge and Ottoman and Noguchi table in a new white ash finish, along with its exclusive new Modern Classic Leather (MCL) option, as well as new finish and surface options on other classic Eames and Nelson designs. Several of these Herman Miller and Magis products will be featured in the Herman Miller Lounge, occupying the south lobby space of the Merchandise Mart and open to all attendees.

Working together, Herman Miller's brands, products, and spaces promise NeoCon visitors a rich choice of solutions for virtually any need in workplace, learning, healing and hospitality interiors.

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 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.