November 29, 2012
If you find yourself stretching your sore neck and back, rubbing your dry eyes, swallowing a lump of dry nothing, or gasping for clean air, you might be the victim of some unhealthy home-office habits. But it’s never too late to make a change. Check out these five quick reminders from Apartment Therapy Tech for a better you at your desk, then take a look at more tips from Herman Miller’s research on ergonomics for working in a safe, effective way during your work day. Read more
November 28, 2012
Based in Pontiac, Michigan, artist April Wagner owns and operates a private, state-of-the-art hot glass facility – the largest in the Midwest – called Epiphany Studios. Blowing glass for nearly 20 years, April has created some of the most unique and striking pieces imaginable, from small glass gifts and contemporary glass vessels to large private sculptures and corporate installations. Stepping away from the heat of glass blowing, April and her assistants Ally and Nicole share the beats behind Epiphany in this week’s Playlist.
November 26, 2012
Make holiday shopping easier now through December 10 with our annual Herman Miller Sale, where you can save a storewide 15% on everything from an Aeron Chair to the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Here’s just six of the many favorites on sale now for home, home office, and small business.
November 19, 2012
Starting today through December 10, you can get 15% off everything you need to furnish your home or office (or any space in between). Click here to shop our storewide Holiday Sale now and save.
November 8, 2012
With a recent move from Los Angeles to Denver, photographer David Lauer traded a view of the Pacific for view of the Rockies. Take a look at the space he’s created in his new mid-century-built home – the headquarters of his growing architectural photography studio. Read more
October 3, 2012
Industrial designer Matthew Plumstead is having quite a year. The Cranbrook grad debuted his wall-mounted valet, Clip Tree (above), at the ICFF in New York where it was an ICFF Studio award winner. With raves from the press and public, he decided to bring the Clip Tree to market via Kickstarter. Recently, Matthew founded a design studio, McCarty Quinn, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with a focus on useful and contemporary home and office products. Take a listen to the music that’s inspired him along the way in this week’s Playlist.
September 19, 2012
Summer has passed by again. Time to bring in the patio’s Magis Air-Chairs and head back to the city’s Aeron and Embody Chairs. With a mix of earlier 2012 releases and a few new tracks for fall, here’s a Playlist to sign off from long, hot days and check in to crisp, cool nights.
Keep an eye out for more great interviews and playlists from our favorite designers, artists, and creatives all season long.
Design, Products, Technology
September 17, 2012
In this week’s “Why Design” series from Herman Miller, Don Chadwick discusses the camera and how it’s helped guide his eye, allowing him to see things differently. Chadwick’s unique view of the world has allowed him to redefine it with design.
His Aeron Chair is the perfect example. It introduced a completely new kind of task seating, eschewing traditional upholstery for form-fitting Pellicle suspension, which cools and focuses while offering unmatched ergonomic comfort and support.
Lifework draws inspiration from Chadwick’s words and work in this week’s Six Ways to Photography and Design.
September 14, 2012
Get a peek at what’s been on our radar this week.
1. The Tokyo home of designer Daisuke Genma featured at The Selby.
2. Wallpaper’s “Best Business Hotels of 2012.”
3. Pleased to spot our Eames Molded Plastic Side Chairs on the cover of the latest issue of Lonny.
4. Also happy to see our Aeron and Embody chairs on Lifehacker’s list of Five Best Office Chairs.
5. A look at work by visionary industrial designer, urban planner, and futurist Norman Bel Geddes at NYTimes.com.
6. “13 Desktop Wallpapers To Kickstart Your Creativity” from 99U.
7. This interview with illustrator Darren Booth at The Great Discontent.
8. The interior design of this modern LA home by Guilherme Torres at Ideas to Steal.
9. Desire to Inspire’s look at this space by Bulgarian design firm Fimera.
10. How many Herman Miller pieces can you spy in Business Insider’s tour of the Squarespace offices in NYC? (Above, in a photo by Daniel Goodman.)
Photo: Daniel Goodman / Business Insider
September 12, 2012
In the 13 years since Iris A. Brown Design was founded, Iris has collaborated with a non-stop cavalcade of creatives inside the vibrant New York City design community and its pulsing cultural machine. Her upbeat style and inexhaustible attention to detail has produced work for iconic NY institutions like Lincoln Center and the 92nd Street Y, as well as theaters, non-profits, wine importers, and textile manufacturers. When she’s not in her Aeron Chair working (“It was the most important piece of studio equipment I bought when I set up shop,” she says.), Iris is probably cooking, gardening in the Catskills, or exploring the eclectic musical mix that yielded this week’s Playlist. Take a listen.