March 26, 2013
Over the weekend, Herman Miller partnered with architecture, design, planning, and consulting firm Gensler for the 2013 Dining by Design fundraiser in New York City. The annual event, hosted by DIFFA, invites top designers to create one-of-a-kind dining installations to support the organization’s mission to provide direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventative education for those at risk. Read more
February 26, 2013
Sizeable and sculptural, Konstantin Grcic’s Medici Chair is a love song to wood — the raw material, the woodworking process, and the craftsmen who transform the material into something both beautiful and useful. Grcic, who first trained as a cabinet-maker, found inspiration for the piece on the factory floor of manufacturer Mattiazzi, where traditional woodworking techniques meet the newest digital production technologies. His approach from the start: use only three-quarter-inch planks throughout — a reminder of the beginning of the production process, when a tree trunk is cut into slices. The result is a visible, easy-to-read structure that uniquely expresses the distinct characteristics of wood.
A contemporary interpretation of the classic Adirondack chair, the outdoor version of this semi-reclined design uses thermo-oiled ash, a finish that employs a new process of heat-treating and hand-oiling to seal the wood and keep it moisture-resistant. Get it just in time for the new spring season at the Herman Miller store.
December 11, 2012
You’ve heard a lot about the Herman Miller Collection, and may have seen the remarkable photographs included in its website, catalog, and brochures. If you’ve looked closely enough, you may have even noticed that many images of the line’s Eames offerings are set in a familiar place: the Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California.
Last spring, while the original contents of Charles and Ray Eameses’ living room were on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Herman Miller Collection team had the rare opportunity to hold a photo shoot in the husband-and-wife team’s landmark home. The capper? They were also invited to explore Ray’s extensive, well-curated personal collection of objects to use as props. In celebration of Ray’s upcoming 100th birthday, we asked Jennie Maneri, Art Director, Collection and Retail, to walk us through a few of the shots and explain how the details Ray was know for helped bring the Collection to life. Read more
Balance, Design, Products
April 19, 2012
If you’re anything like us, staying eco is always on your mind. In honor of Earth Day 2012, here are six items that can help you continue to be kind to our environment — and create a better world around you. Read more
April 16, 2012
Today we introduced a complete solution for today’s workplaces and living spaces: the Herman Miller Collection, a comprehensive new portfolio of authentic modern designs that let you select, furnish, and create complete environments in a variety of settings—from the boardroom to the backyard.
Want a sneak peek? Hear all about the Collection’s updated classics, complementary furnishings and accessories from our partners, and new designs over at Discover.