Herman Miller Archivist @acid_free and @aigaeyeondesign highlighted the women designers who have helped shape our design history with works from designers including Deborah Sussman, Barbara Loveland, Linda Powell, and Tomoko Miho. Discover more in the article “The Lesser-told Stories of the Women Who Shaped Herman Miller” in our profile link. #designarchives
What do a sculpture plywood stool and a pair of headphones have in common? “This seemed like an ideal project for cross pollination, using the knowledge we built working on the Capelli Stool to design laminated wood earcups for high-end headphones.” Carol Catalano recalls the logic behind her quirky combos in our bio. Artwork: @lucysherston
Simplify your health-centered New Year’s Resolutions: Work healthy. The Mirra 2 Chair is the perfect partner to help you take better care of your body throughout the work day, and ultimately feel better. Making a healthy change is so simple, you can do it sitting down. Explore more in our profile link.
For designer Carol Catalano, experimenting with unusual techniques and combinations is an essential part of the process. Molding plywood, 3D printing, fusing wood to plastic, each exploration unlocks new and exciting solutions and a deeper understanding of material. Read more about her innovative methods in our bio link. Artwork: @lucysherston
Ever since Charles and Ray Eames developed a technique for molding plywood in the 1940s, the process has been an essential tool in our design vocabulary. Designer Carol Catalano has continued to explore the versatile material, developing an array of plywood products, including the sculpturally unmistakable Capelli Stool. Catalano looks back at her two decades of molding ply in our bio link. Artwork: @lucysherston
From Vancouver to Virginia Beach, Herman Miller, Gensler, HOK, and other design leaders spread holiday cheer to more than 6,000 underserved kids as part of our We Care program. Art by @annakovecses. #hermanmillercares
Tired of holiday leftovers? Feast your eyes on designer Bill Stumpf’s meticulous diagram of Julia Child’s home kitchen. The images, included in @walkerartcenter’s Design Quarterly, map the various features and uses of the space designed and constructed by Child and her husband. Get more kitchen inspiration in our bio link.
Happy New Year from Herman Miller! This year Herman Miller Cares is investing in literacy, we are working with organizations and schools around the world to significantly improve childhood literacy. The ability to read and write feeds the mind, fuels the imagination, and opens up endless possibilities. Help us design a world full of readers in #2018, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or click our bio link to learn more. Art by: @edwardubiera
Julia Child stood 6’3”, but her kitchen was a true ten. The 430-square-foot space was the epitome of practical efficiency, so much so that designer and ergonomist Bill Stumpf spent several days deconstructing the space and its use. The result was Julia’s Kitchen A Design Anatomy, written for @walkerartcenter’s Design Quarterly magazine, read more in our bio.
Our people are at the center of all we do. We design everything from our benefits program to our facilities for their physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Explore more in our profile link. Art by @annakovecses.