Herman Miller's Materials Program Shines with IDEA Silver
August 11, 2009
The Materials Program from Herman Miller, Inc., has received a Silver award from the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the Design Strategy category. In its 29th year, the annual design competition, which honors design excellence in products, eco design, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research, and concepts, is sponsored by BusinessWeek and presented by the Industrial Designers Society of America.
Over 15 countries were represented in the competition with more than 1,600 award entries. The 20-member jury awarded 31 entries with Gold, 47 entries with Silver and 72 entries with Bronze, while 349 finalists were named in addition to the winners.
Developed by the Michael McGinn Design Office, Herman Miller's Materials Program represents a new approach to designing with materials. It was designed to recognize the relationship between experiencing and understanding materials and eliminating wasteful practices. The program consists of two equally important components: physical samples that can be seen and touched and a Materials website to explore and understand more than 1,600 materials.
A complete list of IDEA winners is available on BusinessWeek.com .