Herman Miller is an office design icon. The chairs designed and manufactured by the American company are a real revolution in office design, which combines ergonomics, innovation and the highest quality workmanship. In the collection you will find armchairs that not only look great, but also adapt to the body, relax your back and do not accumulate warmth.
The history of the brand began in 1905 in Zeeland, Michigan, then still under the name Star Furniture Company. It did not acquire its current name until 18 years later, when an employed official, D. J. De Pree, persuaded his father-in-law, Herman Miller, to buy a majority stake in the company. He also named the company after him.
The turning point came in 1945, when the company hired George Nelson as the first ever director of design. He held this position for almost 30 years.
The first revolution in office design and the birth of a new industry was brought about in the 1960s by the Action Office line. It is the first modular system of panels and connectable components in the world. In the 1970s, it was the turn of the Ergon chair, the first ergonomic office chair based on research by designer Bill Stumpf. For 10 years, he studied the way people really sit at work, and he also consulted with orthopedists and cardiovascular specialists. Today, the company has been producing this chair in the third generation.
The decisive moment in the history of office seating was the introduction of the Aeron office chair in 1994. It contradicted virtually all conventions regarding office chairs – it was not padded, did not contain any foam and was based on innovative materials that supported the human body in a completely new way.