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Company Timeline

1970

Herman Miller, Inc., offers stock to the public. The Eames Office designs the stock certificate.

Herman Miller opens a new facility in Bath, England.

1971

Herman Miller enters the health/science market with the introduction of the Co/Struc system, based on a concept originated by Bob Propst in the 1960s.

1973

Eames soft pad lounge chairs, executive tables, and segmented base rectangular tables are introduced.

The Noguchi coffee table is discontinued. It will be reintroduced in 1984.

1974

Rapid Response becomes the industry's first quick-ship program.

Chadwick modular seating, designed by Don Chadwick, is introduced.

1975

A major exhibition, "Nelson, Eames, Girard, Propst: The Design Process at Herman Miller," opens at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

1976

Star Industries, later called Integrated Metal Technology, becomes a Herman Miller subsidiary. Building C is added to main site.

Herman Miller introduces the Ergon chair, and a new era of ergonomic seating begins.

The Design of Herman Miller, by Ralph Caplan, is published by the Whitney Library of Design.

1979

Herman Miller opens the Facility Management Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan, helping establish the profession of facility management.

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