Design Story

Our lives don't stop outside the walls of our buildings, and our furniture shouldn't either. With weather-proof designs engineered to stand up to the seasons, the Herman Miller Collection Outdoor supports all manner of outdoor activities—from pivotal lunch meetings to precious leisure time.

The need for well-designed outdoor furnishings, and a dearth of available offerings, led to the development of the original Eames Aluminium Group Lounge Chair in 1958, and it leads us back outside today. The Herman Miller Collection Outdoor is focused on bringing the same quality and attention to detail you have come to expect from Herman Miller to a diverse new range of outdoor products.

To ready these designs for outdoor use, we've selected new finishes including four North American stone surfaces, developed new upholsteries including our Outdoor Weave fabric, and weather-proofed all parts—down to the smallest screw. To ensure lasting durability, all our outdoor furniture had to pass a battery of tests in which they were exposed to extreme temperatures and weather conditions.

Each piece in the Herman Miller Collection Outdoor has been selected to work together in many formations and in a variety of environments.