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Herman Miller: Classic Furniture and System Designs for the Working Environment

Berry, John Raymond

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ISBN 10: 0500512027 / ISBN 13: 9780500512029
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd February 7, 2005, 2005
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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242 pages. Oversized. Brown cloth cover, embossed design, some light wear to corners and edges. Dust jacket has minor edgewear. Inside is bright and clean, with many b&w and color photographs throughout. A nice copy. Record # 455375. Bookseller Inventory # 455375

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Title: Herman Miller: Classic Furniture and System ...

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd February 7, 2005

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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In 1936, the founder of Herman Miller Inc, D. J. De Pree, committed Herman Miller to 'modern' furniture, partly because he saw a moral dimension to Gilbert Rohde's clean designs, honest materials and lack of ornamentation. In 1984, a major impetus behind Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick's Equa chair was a desire to give a reasonably priced, comfortable, good-looking chair to everybody in offices - not just the top bosses. These are just two examples of the best work done at Herman Miller. The company is concerned with larger issues of humanity, equality and bettering the world by creating great places to work through design, and has, perhaps more than any other company, revolutionized office systems and furniture in the workplace. This book is the most up-to-date compilation available of the design efforts and results from Herman Miller since its foundation, reflecting its most recent work, activities and products. But it goes beyond simply cataloguing the work of the famous design team; it shows design-related attitudes of HMI and provides examples of the benefits of creative thinking and problem-solving. Written in clear, engaging prose, Herman Miller is a must-read for anyone interested in design.

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John Berry was Vice President of Corporate Communications at Herman Miller for sixteen years.

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