Above: Herman Miller’s current logo. Scroll down to see Irving Harper’s hand-drawn original as it appeared in 1947.
Welcome to Lifework.
This is where we at Herman Miller will explore all the issues that arise around working from home. It’s that intersection between life and work that happens in all our houses. For some of us it’s a couple of hours each week on the couch with our laptop, for others it’s a garage converted to a home office where we run a business. But for all of us it’s about balancing work and life.
Because we’re Herman Miller you’re going to find a lot of great design. We’ll be looking at how people have set up their workspaces. We’ll look at new technology that makes working at home so much easier and we’ll tackle all those practical issues that arise every day. How to deal with a barking dog that interrupts an important work call? What office chair is just right? What do I do with all those files? How does it feel to transition to working alone after being in a big office?
As the editor I invite all of you to let us know how you work from home. This is a conversation. And I really look forward to hearing from you.
The Herman Miller logo designed by Irving Harper, who worked in George Nelson‘s office. It first appeared as a freehand drawing in the advertisement below. You can hear George Nelson talk about developing the trademark on Discovering Design.