Herman Miller: A Way of Living, published by Phaidon to celebrate the company's 100-year anniversary, provides an in-depth exploration of the Michigan-based design firm's contributions to modern design. This extensive 600-page book delves into the rich history of Herman Miller, documenting the company's defining moments and key leaders, as well as design legends from Ray and Charles Eames to George Nelson and Alexander Girard. With its detailed insights into the company's philosophy and creative process, Herman Miller is an essential resource for anyone interested in design and its evolution.
For more than 100 years, Michigan-based Herman Miller has played a central role in the evolution of modern and contemporary design, producing timeless classics while creating a culture that has had a remarkable impact on the development of the design world. Herman Miller is known as much for its pioneering designs and international influence as for its emphasis on environment and community service.
In this far reaching survey, new and archival photography illustrates the evolution of Herman Miller's furniture designs over the course of the century. Featuring the stories and creations of legendary designers including Ray and Charles Eames, George Nelson, and Alexander Girard, and through its thousands of illustrations, this book tells the Herman Miller story as never before, documenting its defining moments and key leaders, and making Herman Miller: A Way of Living an indispensable volume for the bookshelves of design-lovers around the globe.