In the 1950’s George Nelson characterized the ultimate office environment as “a daytime living room where work can be done under less tension with fewer distractions.” Today we work whenever and wherever we are most comfortable—Nelson’s goal is closer to reality than ever before.
Recognizing this, Herman Miller introduces the Herman Miller Collection. The Collection offers you the ability to select, furnish, and create complete environments in myriad settings—from the boardroom to the backyard. We believe that design goes much deeper than styling. Each piece in the Collection represents a solution that is as purposeful as it is beautiful.
The idea of the Collection is not entirely new. In his introduction to our 1948 catalog George Nelson wrote of “the continuing creation of a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living.” Nelson established a program and a philosophy for the Collection that allows us to continue it today.
The Collection began with classic pieces from Herman Miller’s archives that have stood the test of time. We then added complementary furnishings from our partners, such as Magis and Mattiazzi. And most importantly, we are developing new furniture and accessories with today’s most talented designers. These pieces will stand as a living demonstration of our design philosophy, bridging Herman Miller’s past, present, and future.