Herman Miller, the legendary furniture designer and manufacturer, has made it's home in West Michigan since its founding in 1923. The birthplace of what many consider to be the modern furniture movement, these award-winning communication pieces are testimony to the company's sustained excellence.
Herman Miller wanted a recruitment piece to let potential new employees know how truly different the company was. In it, the word “this” is used 73 times.
The Herman Miller Aeron Chair was one of the first fully ergonomic office chairs and a deeper look was required to show this. The final piece, printed on thick translucent plastic, was sent out in a hospital-style x-ray envelope.
Herman Miller’s Be Collection was introducing the Envelop desk. It was a very simple, easy piece of office furniture. A simple demonstration seemed appropriate.
It’s one thing to have new office furniture delivered and installed by Herman Miller's expert staff. It’s quite another to get Herman Miller's health care furniture delivered to a frontline field hospital in an active war zone. Meet John Bright. On any given delivery, he carries five different types of currency to pay off regional “leaders” and wears body armor in case things really go South. When you’re in the business of saving lives, the end result is all that matters.
When their Aeron Chair was about to receive Business Week’s “Design Of The Decade,” Herman Miller needed a demonstrational video for the ceremony. They were to be seated at the same banquet table as BMW and Apple and did not want to be upstaged. That request for something big resulted in a fun little office sport with humble beginnings in Holland, Michigan. Today, if you Google “Office Hockey” you'll see that tournaments are held all over the world.