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!
January 18, 2013
Take a look at what we’ve been bookmarking this week.
1. These beautifully organized home libraries on Apartment Therapy.
2. Writer Jesus Diaz’s “dream office” featuring our Mirra Chair at Gizmodo.
3. This video of Yves Béhar explaining the role of design in consumer products at Businessweek.
4. Now under construction: Seattle’s Bullitt Center, the world’s most sustainable building. (Via designboom)
5. The bright, airy home of Monya and Jeremy Eastman in Cape Town, South Africa featured at Design*Sponge.
6. Does the window in your home office need the Ready Made Curtain by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec? (Via Phaidon)
7. 18 of the world’s most amazing tree houses at Co.Design.
8. Tips to make every day more productive from Inc.
9. Coverage of the very playful exhibit “Le Dîner de Gulliver” (Gulliver’s Dinner) at CollabCubed.
10. This minimalist home redefining “cabin” on a wooded hillside in Wisconsin featured at Chicago Home + Garden.
Pictured above: Eames Soft Pad Side Chair
December 28, 2012
Every Friday, we scour the Web to present our weekly picks for the ten best articles published by design-minded sites, blogs, and magazines. During this final full week of 2012, however, we’re taking a look at the top ten posts that inspired us, challenged us, and kept us thinking all year long. Enjoy — and see you back here next Friday with our first list for the new year.
1. A must-see: “The Handmade Process Behind Your Eames Chair,” an insightful video taken in our manufacturing facility by Co.Design.
2. The launch of the George Nelson Foundation’s new website, created by Hello Design, at georgenelsonfoundation.org.
3. Yves Béhar’s keynote speech on why designers should love the design process via 99U.
4. Dwell’s Q&A about authentic design with Marj Mojzak, Herman Miller’s Director of Retail.
5. “Ray’s Displays: The Thoughtful Displays of Ray Eames” at the Archives of American Art blog.
6. The New York Times‘ interview with Hilda Longinotti, George Nelson’s former secretary and oftentimes furniture model (check her out alongside the Nelson Marshmallow Sofa in the article’s featured photo).
7. “The Wit and Wisdom of Alexander Girard” from Metropolis Magazine.
8. The can’t-be-missed photos in “LIFE With Charles and Ray Eames: The Simple Art of Beauty” at life.time.com.
9. This insightful interview at Mr. Porter with Jason Cohn, writer and co-director of Eames: The Architect and the Painter.
10. The Design and Architecture Crossword from the New York Times and Design Within Reach. (Here’s a hint for 95 Across.)
Photo: Francois Dischinger for Herman Miller / Eames Softpad Side Chairs, Eames Table Segmented Base
November 16, 2012
Take a look at what’s on our radar this week.
1. The Selby’s latest tour featuring illustrator Richard Haines and student Ji Tan in Brooklyn.
2. This look at Belgium-based graphic designer Davy Dooms’ apartment at Plastolux (and in the photo above by Niko Caignie).
3. The Eames Molded Plastic Chair reimagined for the reDesign 2012 gala at the Textile Museum of Canada.
4. “4 New Reasons (As If You Need Them) to Justify Working from Home” per U.S. News & World Report.
5. This cheery roundup of brightly colored front doors at Design Milk.
6. The Case Inlet Retreat by MW/Works Architecture in Puget Sound, WA, featured at TheCoolist.
7. Charming Eames toys spotted at EamesDesigns.com.
8. Skyscrapers designed to make you happy if you work in them via Co.Exist.
9. Creative home library designs at Decoist.
10. Yves Béhar’s “Designing for the Future” talk at the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Photo: Niko Caignie / Plastolux
Balance, Design, Products
October 26, 2012
Take a look at what we’ve been reading on the Web over the last week.
1. “What It Was Like to Work for Charles and Ray Eames” at the Atlantic.
2. The tour of Lotta Jansdotter’s Brooklyn studio at decor8.
3. More from Brooklyn: the chic Steele Residence designed by RES4 via Minimalissimo.
4. This compact Garden House in Holland — which would make a striking home-office option — covered by Dwell.
5. 10 Spectacular Herman Miller Chairs, as compiled by Decoist.
6. “The Rise of…the Artisanal Cubicle” from Businessweek.
7. The thoughtful selection of furnishings (which includes several Magis Air-Chairs) in a Portuguese villa spotted by freshome.
8. This post on a whimsical set of invisible bookends by designer Paul Cocksedge at Dezeen.
9. The Wired article, “Getting Back to Doing: In Conversation With Industrial Designer Yves Béhar.”
10. The impressive list of sustainable systems included in the Seattle-based Capitol Hill Residence by Balance Associates Architects via Contemporist.
In above photo: Eames Hang-It-All
Balance, Design, Products
September 21, 2012
Here’s what we’ve been reading all week long.
1. The new studio of Don Chadwick, the subject of the latest installment in our “Why Design” series, at donchadwick.com.
2. 10 of the best at the London Design Festival 2012 according to The Guardian.
3. Yves Béhar speaking to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs at the 100% Design event, also in London.
4. This exploration of mid-century modern design at the library at the University of Colorado Boulder.
5. “The Rise of Coworking Office Spaces” from Harvard Business Review.
6. A look inside the always-hip ACE Hotel Portland at Thisispaper.
7. Liking how this home in Sydney, Australia, by CplusC architects spotlights the Eames Elliptical Table (via Habitus Living).
8. The Ochre Barn by Carl Turner Architects in Norfolk, England, at Inhabitat.
9. “50 Designers Shaping the Future,” including our own Executive Creative Director Ben Watson, from Co.Design.
10. Get a glimpse of our limited-edition Eames Wire Base Low Tables in honor of the 100th anniversary of Ray Eames’ birth at Design Milk.
Design, Products, Technology
September 10, 2012
Yves Béhar has thoughtfully envisioned and realized the future of design through countless products, from shoes to mobile apps to task seating. Celebrating the first featured designer in Herman Miller’s new “Why Design” series (launching today), Lifework presents six items that represent Béhar’s innovative portfolio of design solutions.
August 17, 2012
Take a look at what’s been on our radar this week.
1. CNN asks: “Are cool offices the key to success?” (How would you answer?)
2. 25 Things About Yves Behar on All Things D.
3. Learning how to achieve healthy separation between your home office and your home at openforum.com.
4. “The Link Between Quietness and Productivity” at Fast Company.
5. We have some good ideas on how to fill the Tannga House by Guz Architects featured at Design Milk…
6. “How To Design A Home Workspace For Two” from Forbes.
7. The Washington Post‘s look inside the office space of the National Gallery of Art’s senior curator and chief of design Mark Leithauser.
8. And on a related note, this quick tour of David Byrne’s workspace at Co.Design.
9. A job coach’s advice on finding ways to stop missing out on life for work from Inc.
10. This light-filled home in Hamburg on Ideas to Steal (a good place to do a little Eames spotting).
June 15, 2012
Where we’ve spent our time for the last seven days.
1. This thoughtful interview with industrial designer Yves Béhar (creator of our SAYL chair) from Tastemakers@Google on YouTube.
2. “30 Eye-Catching Interiors Featuring The Iconic Eames Lounge Chair” at Freshome.
3. This tour of Vitamin, a design and marketing firm in Baltimore (via baltimore.citybizlist.com).
4. A look at how tech is creating workplaces everywhere — and shrinking the office — from USA TODAY.
5. “The Wit and Wisdom of Alexander Girard” at Metropolis Magazine.
6. Tips for converting space into a home office from Arizona Daily Star.
7. Back in March, we featured a post on Sinuous Guitars — and we’re glad to see Greg Opatik’s Eames-inspired instruments continuing to create buzz (via Rapid Growth).
8. “The 15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us” at DARE+.
9. Huffington Post’s photos of the George Nelson exhibit opening this weekend at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
10. Apartment Therapy’s coverage of our Alexander Girard exhibit at NeoCon 2012 (where we were very proud to be recognized with multiple awards).
Photo: Janel Laban for Apartment Therapy