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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108 Years in 108 Seconds

Learn why Herman Miller has thrived for over 108 years.

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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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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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  • Geiger One Casegoods receives a Best of NeoCon Silver in the “Case Goods” category.

    2019
    Geiger One Casegoods receives a Best of NeoCon Silver in the “Case Goods” category.
  • Herman Miller receives International Interior Design Association and Contract’s best showroom design award in the “Large Showroom” category at NeoCon.

    2019
    Herman Miller receives International Interior Design Association and Contract’s best showroom design award in the “Large Showroom” category at NeoCon.
  • Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives a Red Dot Best of the Best Product Design Award in the “Office Chairs” category.

    2019
    Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives a Red Dot Best of the Best Product Design Award in the “Office Chairs” category.
  • Lino, designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for Herman Miller, receives an iF Design Award in the Product Design category.

    2019
    Lino, designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for Herman Miller, receives an iF Design Award in the Product Design category.
  • Herman Miller earns its 12th consecutive perfect score in Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index.

    2019
    Herman Miller earns its 12th consecutive perfect score in Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index.
  • Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives Gold at the New York DRIVENxDESIGN Award in the Product Design – Office category.

    2018
    Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives Gold at the New York DRIVENxDESIGN Award in the Product Design – Office category.
  • Overlay, designed by Birsel+Seck, receives Interior Design Best of Year Award in the Partitions and Wall Systems category

    2018
    Overlay, designed by Birsel+Seck, receives Interior Design Best of Year Award in the Partitions and Wall Systems category
  • Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives the Orgatec Innovation Award.

    2018
    Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives the Orgatec Innovation Award.