Herman Miller

Michigan / United States

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Symbol of American modernism, Herman Miller produces office furniture with particular attention to the design of the seats, designed so that they are ergonomic and functional, as well as unique design. For more than 110 years, Herman Miller has been creating functional furniture designed for the home and office in Zeeland, Michigan and manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Italy and the United Kingdom, with administrative offices, dealers, dealers and customers in over 100 countries. The brand has always placed the utmost importance on design, the environment, the health and well-being of its customers and employees. The contemporary working environment is constantly evolving, needs can change in the course of a few years, or even in the course of the same day, and the furniture must favour this need for flexibility, and not hinder it. Herman Miller solutions are flexible, modular, and accompany the natural changes that a working environment undergoes over time, thanks to products that offer high quality performance combined with attractive aesthetics. Office chairs, desks, storage furniture, meeting tables, waiting chairs, stools are just some of the solutions that the US company exports all over the world.

Herman Miller Office Furniture Solutions

Can design improve everyday life and, specifically, improve everyday life in the workplace, increase productivity and well-being in the office? Herman Miller's mission is precisely this: Herman Miller's office furniture solutions help you to live better in your work environment, taking into account new work requirements that require for example short meetings in small teams or impromptu presentations. Therefore, the work space must not only be safe, bright and healthy, but also flexible and fluid. Herman Miller offers a professional and personalized consulting service, studying every single case and offering the most suitable solution. Hive (hive) or Haven (shelter) work configurations must be designed and implemented by interviewing the client and adapting to his needs. The same applies to the common areas whether they are dedicated to workshops, or to relaxation areas, meeting rooms or reception. An excellent solution to divide a space quickly and temporarily is for example the Kivo divider, flexible, modular, sound-absorbing, which allows you to redefine and divide the space endlessly, according to your needs.

Ergonomically designed office chairs

Authentic and innovative design, research and selection of the best materials, sustainable design, streamlined and efficient working practices, creation of ergonomic seating designed to improve the working conditions of those who spend many hours sitting at a desk. These are the main features that have made Herman Miller's office furniture solutions portfolio unbeatable in diversity, usefulness and aesthetics with products tested to last and supported by the Herman Miller warranty. Cosm is the flagship office chair of the Herman Miller brand, designed by the Berlin designers of Studio 7. 5 Carola Zwick, Roland Zwick and Burkhard Schmitz, who also worked on the Mirra, Setu and Mirra 2 chairs. The fundamental concept behind the creation of these chairs is an ideal seat that gives a feeling of natural balance. The sophisticated ergonomic design of the Cosm chair responds instantly to the body, movements and posture to provide natural balance and total support. All this is made possible thanks to several factors designed by Studio 7. 5, such as the revolutionary Auto-Harmonic™ Tilt, which allows the user to be centered by being able to respond to his needs and movements to ensure total support, and thanks to the special Leaf armrests. It wasn't long before Cosm received the Best of the Best award from Red Dot in 2019 and was included by TIME in the 100 Best Inventions of 2019 in the design section.

The history of the Herman Miller brand

The Herman Miller brand was born in 1923 when D. J De Pree asked his father-in-law Herman Miller, a businessman from West Michigan, to buy the majority of the shares in the Michigan Star Furniture Company, a furniture company he had been working for since 1909, and which was going through a crisis at that time. De Pree, president of this new company, decided to call it by the name of his father-in-law, thus founding the Herman Miller Furniture Company, which in the early years continues to be engaged in the production of reproductions of traditional home furnishings. The crisis of 1929 also hit Herman Miller and De Pree, looking for a strategy to save the company, met Gilbert Rohde, a designer from New York, who convinced him to abandon traditional furniture design to focus on products capable of adapting to the changing needs and lifestyles of Americans. It was Gilbert Rohde himself who designed the Executive Office Group line in 1942, marking Herman Miller's definitive entry into the office furniture market. The Herman Miller brand has thus over the years become synonymous with design and modern furniture. The company owes much of its success to the enormous ability of De Pree and Miller to let themselves be influenced by the creativity of internationally renowned designers such as George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames in the mid-twentieth century and later by Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Propst, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Ayse Birsel, Studio 7. 5, Yves BĂ©har and Doug Ball. ... More ... less

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