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Herman Miller's Materials Program Receives Green Good Design Award

October 19, 2010

Herman Miller's Materials program has received a 2010 Green Good Design award from the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Honored for its commitment to the environment and sustainable strategies, the program is a result of collaboration between Herman Miller and Michael McGinn of the Michael McGinn Design Office.

According to McGinn, the program supports Herman Miller's sustainability goals: "We succeeded in reducing the waste of traditional sampling programs, while simultaneously making the materials more accessible and easier to specify. The program is built around an innovative materials browser and sample books that can be recycled in their entirety, becoming raw material for new products and processes."

Marsha Skidmore, Herman Miller's Director of Materials, added, "It's wonderful to be recognized for all the effort and passion we have in reducing our environmental footprint."

The company's Materials program is one of more than 100 projects recognized, from thousands of entries and originating in 46 countries.

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. 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 2010, Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while Fast Company has named Herman Miller among its 2010 "Innovation All-Stars." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

About the Green Good Design Awards
Green Good Design's mission is to find the most innovative design approach for new products, buildings, and environments that center on the idea of repairing our world with sustainable and ecological alternatives. Supported by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The Good Design Awards, founded by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2010.

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