Herman Miller's Twist LED Task Light Earns "Spark!" Award

November 03, 2009

The Twist Light from Herman Miller, Inc., designed by Yves Béhar from fuseproject, received the "Spark!" award at the premier SparkAwards exhibition on October 29, 2009. The event took place at the Autodesk Design Gallery in San Francisco California.

The "Spark!" award was the pinnacle of recognition among four levels of honors— "Spark!" Gold, Silver and Bronze. Yves Béhar was on hand to accept the award. Other "Spark!" winners include Nike's Free Footwear, Kiran's Solar Lantern, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Bus Shelters.

SparkAwards was the world's first ever multi-level design competition. Spark attempted to include designers from all levels and skill sets ranging from novice students to design professionals. The SparksAwards describes itself as a bold new competition—a unique crossroads of design, where the interests of all participants in the community are represented and their strengths brought to bear.

Twist is Herman Miller's new, energy-efficient, eco-friendly undershelf LED light for systems furniture, providing value, simplicity, and personal control for office workers. Twist demonstrates Herman Miller's leadership in innovation, performance, and sustainability by using fewer raw materials and providing a lighting solution that's efficient to operate and maintain.

Béhar is the founder of fuseproject, an integrated design firm dedicated to the development of the emotional experience of brands through story-telling. "New technologies are driving a fundamental shift in the way people think about lighting," says Béhar. "With LEDs in particular, their incredible efficiency, extremely small form factor and minimal maintenance requirements are changing the way people conceive of, design, and integrate lighting into the built environment."

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 $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2009. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2009, Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as both the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while Fast Company named Herman Miller among the innovative "Companies to Watch." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.