June 10, 2013

Herman Miller, Inc., embraces the blending of life and work with the introduction of the Wireframe Sofa Group, designed by London-based Sam Hecht and Kim Colin. Appropriate for both home and commercial settings, Wireframe seating is another compelling example of the Herman Miller Collection’s ability to enhance the company’s Living Office vision. Offering remarkable user comfort and a visual appeal that suggests casual sophistication, the Wireframe Sofa Group is in sync with the new landscape of work. Wireframe is presented at the 2013 NeoCon World’s Trade Fair at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, June 10-12.

Minimalist and modern, the Wireframe Sofa Group features an external structure that uniquely holds its cushioning in place. Made from steel wire, the highly durable frame also ensures that Hecht and Colin’s design is lightweight. Moreover, because this frame is separate from the upholstery, the cushions are easy to remove, clean, and maintain—a compelling feature for demanding use in office settings. The first sofa to employ suspension technology developed by Herman Miller for the healthcare industry, Wireframe evenly distributes sitting pressure, making it a comfortable and versatile choice for both commercial and home environments.

"We wanted something that was visually light, that spoke of the contemporary conditions of moving a sofa from one position to another,” said Sam Hecht. “These conditions may seem strange as inspirational starting points, but from them grew the idea of a wired frame that contains its cushions in a manner that feels comfortable to the eye as well as the body."

With the Wireframe Sofa Group, the Herman Miller Collection continues to follow through on its promise for newly commissioned design with timeless quality and dynamic performance, satisfying a specific and unique role in the portfolio and furthering an already strong relationship with Hecht and Colin.

The Wireframe Sofas are available in black and white frames, with cushion upholstery available in all Herman Miller Collection fabrics.  Covers are removable.  2-seat, 3-seat, lounge chair, and ottoman are available.

About The Herman Miller Collection
In 1948, George Nelson created the first Herman Miller Collection, with the goal of "a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living.”  He understood that the Collection would evolve as human behavior changed and new materials and manufacturing technologies emerged. Today’s modern living embraces the blending of life and work, with greater appreciation for contemporary design and mobile and ubiquitous technologies offering new freedom of choice in where and how people express their lifestyles and pursue their professions. The Herman Miller Collection welcomes and enriches this new era, as we endeavor to realize Nelson’s vision for the modern home, office, and public spaces.

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. Its award-winning products generated more than $1.7 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global company. 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.