Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.

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Who is Herman Miller?

Learn why Herman Miller has thrived for over 108 years.

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Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him.

By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.

Since then, we’ve collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Propst, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Ayse Birsel, Studio 7.5, Yves Béhar, Doug Ball, and many talented others.

Today, in addition to our classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments, and related technologies and services. A publicly held company headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, we have manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Italy, and the United Kingdom and sales offices, dealers, licensees, and customers in over 100 countries.

We operate through several focused businesses, brands, and distribution channels, including Herman Miller, Herman Miller Healthcare, Nemschoff, Geiger International, and independently owned dealerships. All of them work to design and build a better world around you.

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The Millwright Poet

A millwright who wrote poetry? Or a poet who worked as a millwright? Our founder talks about what the answers taught him.

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  • Herman Miller named to 2017 Working Mother "100 Best Companies" for leadership in family benefits.

    2017
    Herman Miller named to 2017 Working Mother "100 Best Companies" for leadership in family benefits.
  • Herman Miller earns tenth consecutive perfect score in Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index.

    2017
    Herman Miller earns tenth consecutive perfect score in Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index.
  • Herman Miller earns “2016 Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award” from the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (GLWBC).

    2016
    Herman Miller earns “2016 Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award” from the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (GLWBC).
  • Herman Miller named "Corporation of the Year" in the commercial products sector by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC).

    2016
    Herman Miller named "Corporation of the Year" in the commercial products sector by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC).
  • Herman Miller recognized by Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP) as the Business Partner of the Year.

    2016
    Herman Miller recognized by Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP) as the Business Partner of the Year.
  • Herman Miller earns national recognition as one of the “Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies in Michigan.”

    2016
    Herman Miller earns national recognition as one of the “Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies in Michigan.”
  • The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) renews Herman Miller’s “Star” status, the highest workplace safety and health designation, for the Hickory Facility in Spring Lake.

    2016
    The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) renews Herman Miller’s “Star” status, the highest workplace safety and health designation, for the Hickory Facility in Spring Lake.
  • Herman Miller Spot Stool named 2016 Interior Design Best of Year Award honoree in the Seating: Contract/Lounge category.

    2016
    Herman Miller Spot Stool named 2016 Interior Design Best of Year Award honoree in the Seating: Contract/Lounge category.