Herman Miller In The Classroom Posted December 7, 2011 by Daniel Ostroff
for this great photo essay, from which we derived these excerpts:
Perhaps best known for the Eames Lounge Chair, which was released in 1956 after years of development by Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller is one of the first companies in the world to mass produce modern furniture. For nearly 90 years now, the company has put out an impressive line of recognizable products (from the Noguchi table to the Aeron chair) under a string of noted industrial designers, including George Nelson, one of the founders of American Modernism, who held the title of director of design at Herman Miller for more than 25 years.
“Consulting with behavioral psychologists, architects, mathematicians, and anthropologists, [Probst/Herman Miller Research] quickly discovered the problem was larger and more exciting than the design of furniture,” according to a background document products by Herman Miller for a design show held earlier this year. “Probst’s research led him to the exploration of how students lived and learned on campus.” And Herman Miller, thanks to partnerships with Emory University, Georgia Tech, and many others, has had a presence on college campuses all over the world ever since.”
You can read the entire article and see all of the photos at this link
An early example of one of the chairs shown, the Eames DSS, is in our Catalog here.