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.
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.
Design, Products, Technology
February 18, 2013
With the recent Groundhog Day prediction of an early spring, yard and patio weather may not be too far off. So with sun and fun in mind, here’s six ways to explore the outdoors.
March 15, 2012
In no time at all spring will be sprung and you along with it. Here are a few spring flings to bring you out of doors. Read more
March 8, 2012
Maybe it’s because there will be a little more daylight in a few short days (mark your calendars: Daylight Saving starts Sunday). Or perhaps it’s that, in less than two weeks, the spring season will officially arrive (first day: March 20). More than likely, it’s due in part to having the Herman Miller Collection Outdoor on our minds. Either way, we’ve been staring out the office window a bit more than usual lately. What’s your view right now? Read more
March 7, 2012
This week, Herman Miller introduced the Herman Miller Collection Outdoor–which is why we found it fitting to feature the playlist of Ricki Grady, a former graphic designer and now garden writer and author of the book BeBop Garden. Listen to the mix that you may just hear playing in (or outside of) her cozy nest of a studio near Portland, Oregon. Read more
March 5, 2012
Inspired by this Financial Times article on “the joys of working out of a backyard hideaway,” TreeHugger recently put together a roundup of home-office garden sheds. Here are a few we could spend a little time working in (such as the modular House Arc, above). Read more