Vintage Herman Miller Finds a Home
How a small shop in Brooklyn is remixing modern design
Written by: Aaron Britt
Artwork by: Nicholas Calcott
The pair met when Blake sold Be this vintage Eames Shell Chair on Craigslist.
“We offer a different approach. Typically walking into a furniture store in Brooklyn probably means I can’t afford anything. So, when people walk into Lichen and it’s me and Ed, it’s a bridge across cultures.”
“Herman Miller is a good anchor … It’s what a lot of our customers already have, but also what they crave.”
Lichen has become something of a community hub where locals and design fans congregate, have coffee, and hang out.
In addition to its stock of vintage furniture, Lichen is also a licensed HAY dealer. Blake has long been a fan of both the Eames Wire Chair with Bikini Pad (left) and the Two-Piece Eames Secretarial Chair (right) which Herman Miller produced from 1971 to 1981.