Design, Products, Technology, Trends
May 13, 2013
NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s inaugural event to showcase and promote design of all disciplines. Held through Tuesday, May 21, it will celebrate NYC’s contributions to and embrace of design. Here are six great events you shouldn’t miss if you’re in the Big Apple for this citywide celebration.
May 6, 2013
Explore the unique and innovative results that emerge when modern technology and design merge with traditional craftsmanship and artisanal skill.
May 2, 2013
Today’s clue in our “Everywhere in Your Day” Contest takes its inspiration from the continual design journey of Charles and Ray Eames. For these designers, everything was a process and an exploration. And when they married and began working together in the 1940s, part of their journey involved exploring seating solutions crafted from one piece of material — a curved, single-shell form in which the seat and back are one. Read more
Balance, Design, Products
April 30, 2013
Since variety can be the spice of life and work, check out today’s clue for Herman Miller’s “Everywhere in Your Day” contest which leads us to Pinterest, a vast resource for variety.
Your living and working spaces shouldn’t be a stranger to variety either. Each has its own purpose, needs, and style. Here’s six great options for adding that Herman Miller touch everywhere you live and work.
*Don’t forget to play ”Everywhere in Your Day.” You could win great prizes, including a chance at the grand prize, an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman!
Design, Products, Technology
April 23, 2013
It’s week three of the Herman Miller “Everywhere in Your Day” contest, and we’re celebrating today’s new clue with a look at six unique design solutions from Yves Béhar.
Be sure to check out the latest clue here for a chance to win an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman!
April 16, 2013
Nothing says springtime like a little pop of color. Let’s celebrate the vibrant energy of the season with these six ways to add color to your day.
And don’t forget: right now at Herman Miller, the “Everywhere in Your Day” contest offers a colorful opportunity to learn about great design and maybe even win some for yourself. Check it out now and you could win a SAYL Chair!
April 11, 2013
Here at Herman Miller the “Everywhere in Your Day” contest is in full swing. Rounding out the first week, we present these six items inspired by today’s contest clue, now awaiting your clever, watchful eye. And don’t forget to enter here — you could win the grand prize of an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman!
April 9, 2013
Here’s something designed to make you smile: our Everywhere in Your Day interactive video and contest launches today in the Herman Miller Store. It’s an easy way to help you explore how Herman Miller furniture fits everywhere in your every day — as well as your chance to win some of our classic designs. All month long, we’ll be releasing biweekly clues that will lead you through an interactive Everywhere in Your Day video and the Herman Miller Store, where the clickable answers will be embedded. Clicking on the correct answer will enter you to win a series of select Herman Miller prizes; playing all eight clues enters you to win the grand prize — an Eames Lounge and Ottoman.
We’re kicking off the contest with a chance to win a “Smile, you’re designed to.” poster from Fab.com — a Herman Miller favorite, especially since co-founder and chief design officer Bradford Shellhammer regularly declares his devotion to all things Eames. (Have you seen his home?) Watch for your chances to win and to get info on the latest clues by following Herman Miller on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and by visiting the contest page here. Good luck!
April 2, 2013
The pieces that comprise designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s Steelwood Chair began with Eugenio Perazza, the founder of Italian design firm (and Herman Miller partner) Magis. Perazza wanted an inexpensive wooden chair with simple joints of pressed metal. The Bouroullecs liked the idea, but wanted to take it a step further. The brothers aimed for a design that would be cost-competitive with plastic chairs, yet have a long life span and age well, developing a patina from use and wear.
The result is a straightforward design that thoughtfully combines two traditional materials: steel and wood. Skilled metalworkers use a series of complex mechanical procedures to gradually shear, coin, curve, and cut the metal pieces. The legs and round seat are milled out of solid beech. Together, the materials form a chair that is strong and durable with a natural warmth. Easy to assemble and offered in a selection of painted finishes, its subtle silhouette adapts to a number of environments. “We tried to make a chair that could fit a number of people, and it doesn’t look like a chair for rich or poor, woman or man—it’s universal,” explains Erwan. “Just made in metal and wood that will last and grow old quite nicely. The chair says, ‘Believe me that I’m a chair that will last.’”
Read more about the design’s manufacturing process at Magis here. To add the chair — or any of the Steelwood family, including its stool and table — to your dining or working space, visit the Herman Miller store.
Design, Products, Technology
April 1, 2013
When the weather is right, why confer only in the conference room? These days, a little inspiration from Mother Nature might be just the thing. Join your team for some out-of-the-box thinking out of doors with these six handsome solutions for meeting outside.