Herman Miller is an American brand that manufactures office and home furniture, equipment and furnishings. The company was originally founded in 1905, previously trading as the Michigan Star furniture Company, until it was renamed by furniture designer Dirk Jan De Pree and his father-in-law Herman Miller in 1923.
Its evolution into a major design brand began under architect George Nelson, who was appointed its director of design in 1945 and brought in a series of creatives, including Charles and Ray Eames. The company regularly works with notable furniture designers, including lighting designer Michael Anastassiades and founder of fuseproject Yves Béhar.
The organisation is headquartered in West Michigan and has a number of manufacturing, distribution and corporate offices located across North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
Pictured above is the Herman Miller Factory in Bath, which was designed in 1976 by British architects Terry Farrell and Nicholas Grimshaw.