Herman Miller History
A few key dates !
Star Furniture Company opens for business in Zeeland, Michigan.
Michigan Star Furniture Company becomes the Herman Miller Furniture Company.
Gilbert Rhode, a designer from New York convinces Herman Miller to move away from traditional furniture and to focus on products better suited to the changing needs and lifestyles of Americans.
The Eames moulded plywood chair, lounge chair, folding screen and coffee table are introduced.
Herman Miller introduces a glass top coffee table designed by Isamu Noguchi.
The world's first moulded fibreglass chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, are introduced by Herman Miller. Eames storage units and wire base tables are introduced.
Nelson pedestal tables and the Eames sofa compact are introduced.
Nelson coconut and Eames stacking chairs are introduced.
The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are introduced. The chair is to become a highly visible emblem of Herman Miller quality and innovation.
Eames aluminium group chairs are introduced
Nelson's comprehensive storage system is introduced.
Eames walnut stools are introduced.
Eames tandem sling seating is introduced and installed at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
The Panton Chair
Herman Miller introduces the Action Office (AO) system, the world's first open-plan modular system of panels and attaching components. Designed by Robert Propst, AO will revolutionise office design and inspire a whole new market.
Eames soft pad lounge chairs, exeutive tables and segmented base rectangular tables are introduced.
Herman Miller introduces the Ergon chair and a new era of ergonomic seating begins.
Burdick Group is introduced.
The Equa chair, Ethospace system and Eames sofa are introduced.
Relay furniture and Action Office Series 3 products are introduced.
Herman Miller introduces the Aeron chair, which will win in 1999 a "Design of the Decade" award from "Business Week" magazine and the "Industrial Designers Society of America".
The Eames moulded plywood chair is named "Design of the Century" by "Time" magazine.
Herman Miller introduces Mirra, a high performance, environmentally advanced task chair.
Herman Miller introduces the Leaf personal light.
Herman Miller introduces the Setu Chair.
Herman Miller introduces the Sayl Chair.