Herman Miller® is a pioneer in the furniture industry, an innovator whose human-centered, problem-solving approach to design has introduced new ways of living and working for over 100 years. Environmentally-friendly design, lean manufacturing, ergonomics, the open office, even American modernism itself: Herman Miller and its designers have had a hand in shaping it all. In the spirit of the company’s founder, D.J. De Pree, who established a willingness to abandon oneself creatively to the influence of others, Herman Miller has partnered with the world’s leading designers for generations — from midcentury icons George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and Alexander Girard to Michael Anastassiades, Scholten & Baijings, Yves Béhar, and more of today’s leading design minds. Herman Miller’s work with them continues to explore design as a method of change, and the enriching value authenticity brings to people’s lives. Together, they are shaping the new kinds of spaces where people will live and work for years to come.

Charles and Ray Eames

Boundless enthusiasm and curiosity were what led Charles and Ray Eames to bring their impressive designs to life, resulting in the introduction of the “Eames look” — a style that was fresh and unparalleled, lean and modern, playful and functional, all while sophisticated and simplistic.

The husband-and-wife team was responsible for an array of monumental creations, starting from molded plywood chairs, back in the late 1940s. Most notably, the duo created the world-renowned Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman back in 1956, which was born from the wish to create a chair with "the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt” and now stands at the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in New York.

Today, they are remembered for their outstanding works, particularly within furniture design, but also within various sectors such as architecture, furnishing, industrial design, and filmmaking.

“The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.”
– Charles Eames

Better World

At Herman Miller®, the creative approach to solving problems not only makes the company’s designs better, but it also helps them leave the world a little better than it was found. Herman Miller’s shared values guide these efforts across a range of initiatives. These initiatives include:

Inclusiveness and Diversity
Understanding what makes everyone unique and what unites them all.

Environmental Advocacy
Seeing how the company’s products can contribute to environmental goals.

Operational Excellence
Everyone is involved in making sure things are done right the first time.