When Herman Miller came to town

AUG 1, 2016 | By Tasneem Merchant
What happens when one of the world’s biggest and oldest office furniture manufacturers makes an effort to reach out to one of the world’s largest emerging markets? A eureka moment ensues!
This is exactly what happened when Herman Miller, the Michigan based American company decided to host its trademark REACH meet in Bengaluru. After successfully holding one in Manila and Beijing, the Asian leg of this endeavour came to Bengaluru in order to understand the needs of the Indian businesses and understand how Herman Miller could contribute to enhancing office design in the country.
The company, which came into being in 1923, is synonymous with modern furniture and has collaborated with design icons like Alexander Girard, George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames. The event was attended by key creatives who have been instrumental in designing new products for the brand in the last year including Jack Wang of Hong Kong and China based POSH Design Lab; Richard Stevens of British design studio forpeople and Peter Bosson of renowned ergonomics solutions company Colebrook Bosson Saunders; Eames Demetrios, Director of Eames Office. Also present was Steve Frykholm, Vice Preseident of Creative Design for Herman Miller.
While Jack unveiled the Optimis desking system Activity seater, Richard introduced the Keyn group of chairs and Peter familiarised the audience with his Monitor Arms which he claimed are the best in the world. Eames Demetrios shared stories from the lives of Charles and Ray Eames.
Steve Frykhom, also called the Poster Boy of Herman Miller presented his series of graphic design posters he has designed over the course of his 45 year illustrious career with the company.
We particularly loved the Activity seater, making it the perfect add-on for any space.
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