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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Part 1: Herman Miller WHY

108 Years of Herman Miller (in 108 Seconds)

Herman Miller, Inc. has been in business for 108 years. To launch WHY, a new digital platform exploring the behind-the-scene stories about the company, the company hired Dutch animators Part of a Bigger Plan to answer—in just 108 seconds—the question of why Herman Miller has remained a design leader for over 108 years. It is truly a visual delight!


hermanmiller.com


Over the next few weeks, I'll be featuring more of the WHY series. Of course, if you don't want to wait for my posts, you can rush right over to the Herman Miller site and check it out for yourself.



6 comments:

  1. Awesome video, thanks for sharing. I didn't realize Herman Miller has been in business for 108 years.

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    1. They almost weren't. They were teetering on the brink of bankruptcy in 1930, because they were making reproduction antiques that weren't selling. Gilbert Rohde came on board and persuaded them that modernism was the route to take. If it hadn't been for him, all the wonderful Herman Miller pieces we love wouldn't exist.

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  2. Amazing graphics, adorable video!!

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    1. I loved when the cat dropped down on the Eames ottoman!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!

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