July 12, 2013
We’re finishing up this final week of Lifework with our Friday tradition: a roundup of top posts. This time, however, we’re listing out the best of the best from our past three and a half years. It’s been quite a run, if we do say so ourselves.
We’d like to thank you for sharing this journey with us — and we’re looking forward to sharing more inspiration with you soon via our next adventure, Why Design. We’ll see you there starting July 15. Read more
July 11, 2013
We’re counting down to the July 15 launch of our new content channel Why Design by looking back at some of the best posts from Lifework’s three-and-a-half-year run. Today, the celebration continues with a few selections from of our favorite interviews with some of the design industry’s most creative contributors. Read more
July 10, 2013
Continuing our celebration of Lifework’s final week and the launch of our new channel Why Design (coming July 15), we’re taking a look back at our favorite blog posts from the last three and a half years. Join us today as we revisit some of our favorite workday Playlists. Read more
July 9, 2013
As we celebrate the end of Lifework and the beginning of our new channel Why Design (launching July 15), we’re taking a look back at the best of our blog. In today’s post, get a glimpse at some of our most memorable tours through offices and shared studio spaces, such as thelab in New York City, above. Read more
July 8, 2013
One week from today, Herman Miller will be expanding Why Design, its newest content channel for design inspiration. With this launch, our regular Lifework blog will end its three-and-a-half year run here at HermanMiller.com. (See how it all began with our first post in 2009.)
In celebration and thanks, all week long, we’ll be highlighting some of our most popular posts, starting with a Lifework favorite: home-office tours. Take one more look at some of the beautiful home workspaces we’ve been lucky enough to explore (such as the office of designer Javier Garcia in San Francisco, above). Read more
July 4, 2013
Multidisciplinary design boutique ilovedust just might be one of those companies you’ve always dreamed about working for. (It has a skateboarding ramp incorporated into its workspace interior, after all.) Creative Director Mark Graham gives us a whirl around its offices on the south coast of England — one of three locations where you can find this growing firm specializing in everything from graphic design and illustration to animation and trend prediction. Read more
July 3, 2013
You might say that Lisa Waud, founder of Michigan’s Pot & Box, has floral and horticultural design covered from petal to stem. For the last six years, she has worked a feverish trifecta of floral arrangement, horticultural decor, and event design. Lisa’s keen eye for style and beauty, plus her creativity and wit, has allowed her to leave a flower-laden trail of satisfied customers. With her love of danceable tunes, we asked Lisa to let her sonic tastes bloom for this week’s Playlist. Check it out.
July 2, 2013
Herman Miller recently introduced Living Office — our approach to the new landscape of work. It considers the human in the face of today’s rapidly changing demands. And it helps individuals and organizations uniquely adapt their methods, tools, and workplaces to express and enable shared character and purpose.
To help communicate this concept, we teamed up with Swedish art director and designer Daniel Carlsten. The clever illustrations he created of the people, places, and designs that make up Living Office are both simple and sophisticated — and we’ve made them available as free backgrounds for your computer, mobile, or tablet device. Click here to download one of three free desktop wallpapers and to find out more about Living Office.
Design, Products, Technology
July 1, 2013
Hand-craftsmanship is ingrained in the history of American manufacturing and an integral virtue for Herman Miller. As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day this Thursday, here are six ways to handmade craftsmanship in America.