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

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  • 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.
  • Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council (MMSDC) names Herman Miller Corporation of the Year for significant contributions to minority supplier development in the “Consumer Products” category.

    2018
    Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council (MMSDC) names Herman Miller Corporation of the Year for significant contributions to minority supplier development in the “Consumer Products” category.
  • Herman Miller receives the Advance Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award from the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

    2018
    Herman Miller receives the Advance Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award from the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.
  • Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, is shortlisted for a Dezeen Workplace Design Award.

    2018
    Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, is shortlisted for a Dezeen Workplace Design Award.
  • Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives the Fast Company Innovation by Design Award.

    2018
    Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives the Fast Company Innovation by Design Award.
  • Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification for its overall material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.

    2018
    Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, receives Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification for its overall material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
  • Reframe Lounge Furniture, designed by EOOS for Geiger, receives the Editor’s Choice Award from the Best of NeoCon team.

    2018
    Reframe Lounge Furniture, designed by EOOS for Geiger, receives the Editor’s Choice Award from the Best of NeoCon team.
  • The Palisade Collection, designed by Jess Sorel for Nemschoff, receives Best of NeoCon Silver in the “Healthcare Lounge Furniture” category.

    2018
    The Palisade Collection, designed by Jess Sorel for Nemschoff, receives Best of NeoCon Silver in the “Healthcare Lounge Furniture” category.