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Herman Miller

 

The company

Established in 1923 in Michigan, USA, Herman Miller designs and manufactures furniture and related products for working, healing, living and learning environments. The company expanded beyond North America in the 1950s, making the city of Bath its UK home to serve international markets. Today, Herman Miller operates in more than 100 countries across all seven continents, and has a global reputation for leadership in design, innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility. Selling through a network of dealers for project business and authorised retailers for consumers, its International headquarters are now based at the VillageGreen facility in Chippenham, UK, with European manufacturing remaining in Bath.

 
 

Pioneering design

Herman Miller has a rich history of collaborating with some of the most pioneering designers of our time. Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Bill Stumpf, Ayse Birsel, Studio 7.5 and Yves Behar have all contributed to Herman Miller's furniture collections. There are more than 50 Herman Miller designs in museums around the world. The company continues to develop furniture through collaboration, innovation, problem-solving and research-based design to create products that are as relevant today as they will be tomorrow.

 
 

A design classic

The Aeron chair, available through John Lewis, will be familiar to many. When it was launched in 1994, it was the chair that changed everything. Designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, Aeron's pioneering design, precision engineering and build quality makes it the ultimate in high-performance ergonomic seating. The Aeron is part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection in New York, and is in the Design Museum, London. It is celebrated not only because it looks cool, but because its design set new benchmarks and made people think differently about how they work and sit. Since Aeron, Herman Miller has gone on to lead the seating market with fresh and contemporary designs, with Mirra, Celle, Setu and SAYL, offering a wealth of choice – without compromising on what makes a Herman Miller chair great. All products are backed by Herman Miller's unique 24/7 12 year warranty.

 

Responsible leadership

Herman Miller's vision is to grow a profitable business through responsible leadership. Central to this vision is an uncompromising commitment to environmental stewardship that runs through the heart of the company's operations. The earliest formal environmental statements date from 1953, when founder D.J. DePree noted, 'We will be good stewards of the environment'. Today Herman Miller is committed to becoming 100% carbon neutral by 2020.