In celebration of Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community, design manufacturer Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) will introduce a new edition of its iconic Eames Hang-It-All.
With the introduction of the Eames Hang-It-All in 1953, Charles and Ray Eames elevated the everyday coat rack into something inventive and fun. Over the years, the material and colorways offered have expanded with fidelity to the sophistication—and sense of play—of the original design.
The new Pride Hang-It-All includes painted wooden spheres arranged in a rainbow of color representing the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. This rainbow orientation includes black and brown colors, first introduced in 2017 to represent the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people of color.
Herman Miller is donating $25 per Pride Hang-It-All sold to OutRight Action International, a global nonprofit organization that’s mission is to support human rights and fundamental freedoms for LGBTQ+ people everywhere. Herman Miller Cares, the company’s corporate foundation, is also a proud supporter of OutRight.
“We know that our business and world are enriched when all people are celebrated and free to be their full selves,” said Ben Watson, Chief Creative Officer at Herman Miller. “We are proud to support OutRight Action International as they share our commitment to LGBTQ+ advocacy around the globe."
The new edition of the Eames Hang-It-All was developed by the Herman Miller LGBTQ+ and WIN (Women) Inclusiveness Resource Teams, voluntary employee-led teams that work on business initiatives.
“Herman Miller has a longstanding commitment to inclusion and diversity,” Watson says. “Our goal is to continue our progress in ending discrimination and celebrating all people no matter whom they love. We’ve come a long way, but we know there is still a lot of work to be done to redesign a future that's built on equality, justice, and acceptance.”
Herman Miller has earned a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 13 years running. It’s also supporting a state of Michigan’s constitutional ballot initiative to achieve equality in employment, housing, education, and public accommodation for LGBTQ+ individuals and is an active voice in communities around the globe.
The Eames Pride Hang-It-All is exclusively available through Herman Miller and Design Within Reach with support from the Eames Office. The product retails at $295 and will be available for pre-order starting June 1 through Herman Miller’s online store at www.hermanmiller.com/pride.
About Herman Miller
Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Since its inception in 1905, the company has relied on innovative design to help people do great things. The global design leader has evolved into Herman Miller Group, a family of brands that collectively offers a variety of products for environments where people live, learn, work, and heal. The family of brands includes Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Design Within Reach, Geiger, HAY, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, naughtone, Nemschoff, and Herman Miller. For more information visit www.hermanmiller.com/about-us
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About OutRight Action International
OutRight Action International works at a global, regional and national level to eradicate the persecution, inequality, and violence lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people face around the world. From its offices in 7 countries and headquarters in New York, OutRight builds capacity of LGBTIQ movements, documents human rights violations, advocates for inclusion and equality, and holds leaders accountable for protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people everywhere. OutRight has recognized consultative status at the United Nations.