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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  • Mora System casework, designed by Collective Ten for Herman Miller, receives silver in the Industrial and Life Science Design/Medical Furniture category at the European Product Design Awards.

    2019
    Mora System casework, designed by Collective Ten for Herman Miller, receives silver in the Industrial and Life Science Design/Medical Furniture category at the European Product Design Awards.
  • Mora System casework awarded GOOD DESIGN Award 2019, selected for design excellence and innovation.

    2019
    Mora System casework awarded GOOD DESIGN Award 2019, selected for design excellence and innovation.
  • Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5, receives a Gold Product Award from the Deutscher Designer Club (DDC).

    2019
    Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5, receives a Gold Product Award from the Deutscher Designer Club (DDC).
  • Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives a German Design Award for Excellent Product Design in the ‘Office Chairs’ category.

    2019
    Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives a German Design Award for Excellent Product Design in the ‘Office Chairs’ category.
  • Herman Miller is recognized as a silver level Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for a commitment to veteran hiring, retaining, and development.

    2019
    Herman Miller is recognized as a silver level Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for a commitment to veteran hiring, retaining, and development.
  • Herman Miller is listed as number 12 on Investor’s Business Daily’s 50 Best ESG Companies— a list of top stocks for environmental, social, and governance values.

    2019
    Herman Miller is listed as number 12 on Investor’s Business Daily’s 50 Best ESG Companies— a list of top stocks for environmental, social, and governance values.
  • Cosm by Studio 7.5 is listed by TIME as one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019—a curation of products selected for making the world better, smarter, and more fun.

    2019
    Cosm by Studio 7.5 is listed by TIME as one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019—a curation of products selected for making the world better, smarter, and more fun.
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) names Herman Miller as the 2019 Class 1 Corporation of the Year for leadership in supplier diversity.

    2019
    National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) names Herman Miller as the 2019 Class 1 Corporation of the Year for leadership in supplier diversity.