June 11, 2013

As Herman Miller, Inc. introduced its vision for the new landscape of work with Living Office at NeoCon 2013, its holistic approach to creating more natural and desirable workplaces swept the Best of NeoCon showroom design awards. In addition, five of its new designs garnered Best of NeoCon recognition.

The Herman Miller showroom and its execution of a Living Office were recognized in both Best of Competition for overall Showroom and Booth Design, and Best Large Showroom.

The annual Best of NeoCon awards for product are judged by interior design and facility management professionals who reviewed more than 350 entries this year. Herman Miller earned an Innovation Award for the second straight year with the introduction of a brand new material application, expanded polypropelene (EPP), with a new expression of furniture, Metaform Portfolio™. Designed by Studio 7.5 in Berlin, Metaform delineates space and creates diverse sets of Living Office settings with the use of lightweight and intuitive modular blocks that can be easily configured and reconfigured –in the moment- by the people who use them.

The company gained further honors as the Herman Miller Collection’s new Eames Molded Wood Side chair earned a gold award for Guest Seating, and Locale™ added a silver in the Furniture Benching category. Geiger was also acknowledged with a gold in Casegoods for Catalyst Phase II.

Herman Miller Healthcare continues to be recognized as a leader in healing spaces and furniture as Nemschoff’s Terra™ was awarded the Silver Award in the Healthcare Furniture category. This marked the fourth consecutive year Herman Miller Healthcare has received an award.

The best of NeoCon awards, now in their 24th year, are sponsored and organized by Contract magazine, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), The International Facility Management Association, and the McMorrow Report.

About Herman Miller
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. The company’s award-winning products and services generated more than $1.7 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2012, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week.  Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.