Photo via: The Henry Ford
If you weren’t able to make it to the “Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller” exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, the next best thing would be to visit The Henry Ford online. The museum is the lead institution for the Herman Miller Consortium, a group of 13 museums throughout the U.S. that share approximately 800 Herman Miller artifacts in their collections.
Herman Miller established the Consortium in 1988 to share our historical product collection that had been accumulating as part of our corporate archives in Zeeland, Michigan. In addition to the furniture pieces, it also includes a large quantity of product literature.
The Ford website houses the Consortium’s huge image database cataloging hundreds of Herman Miller products with photo, name, circa date, designer, and where you can see the actual piece. It’s a great way to learn more about Herman Miller, our history, our products, and our designers–especially if you don’t live near one of the 13 museums that belong to the Consortium.