We’ve written about Herman Miller’s connection to Star Trek before (the sets for the “Star Trek: Enterprise” and “Star Trek: Voyager” TV series both featured Stefano Giovannoni’s futuristic Bombo Stool). But it wasn’t until recently that we discovered that William Shatner — Captain James T. Kirk himself — uses one of our now-classic office chairs in the production of his one-man stage show, “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.”
Last week, just before “Shatner’s World” was wrapping up the latest leg of its national tour, we got word that the truck carrying all the show’s equipment had broken down — and Mr. Shatner’s team needed to rent one of their regular props, an Aeron Chair, for his East Lansing, MI, performance. Like any good crew, we, of course, got to work immediately. And quite quickly that same day, thanks to the help of Herman Miller Certified Network Member WorkSquared in Lansing, we were able to deliver an Aeron to the stage right on time.
The show must and did go on. But it just proves that, even if you’ve made your living off helping save the universe, you still need a little support yourself sometimes.
“Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” has finished its national tour for the time being, but will show again in 20 more cities in December 2013 and January 2014. Stay tuned to shatnersworld.com for details.
Photo: Joan Marcus, taken on the show’s opening night on Broadway, February 16, 2012, at the Music Box Theatre in New York City.