Herman Miller furniture and design

5 Artist Painted Eames Rockers Are The Bait In Herman Miller’s Design For You Contest

Artist decorated Eames Shell Rocker Chairs

As a company Herman Miller is known for great design and working for a better world around you. Their new DESIGN FOR YOU contest, which began September 8 and continues through November 2nd, is a smart marketing ploy for Herman Miller to add people to their database. By entering, you are signing up for the Herman Miller Lifework (Retail) e-mail subscription. The more people who enter, the better the prizes. (more…)

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Artist Decorated Eames Chairs For Auction Benefit Operation Design

Artist Decorated Eames Chairs
above: Ideas Are Cheap Eames Chair by Joe Iurato

If you’re like most design lovers, you either own or have always wanted to own a molded Eames Plywood Chair. Well, now’s your chance to have a very unique one and benefit a good cause, all at the same time. (more…)

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Mature Style For Your Mini Me: Modern Furniture Design Classics for Kids

Modern Furniture Design Classics for Kids

In the 1700s and 1800s it was commonplace for children’s furniture to look exactly like adult furniture, only smaller in size. Then in the 1900’s, and certainly by my birth in the mid 1960s, children’s furnishings and toys were made of plastic, vinyl or formica and came in bright primary colors or sickly pastels and were often printed with duckies or trains. Furnishings that concentrated more on function that form. (more…)

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Raising The Benchmark On.. Well, Benches.

Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller and the leather Mies van der Rohe Bench for Knoll.

Once upon a time, given my old design snob tendencies, the only benches I’d consider owning were the classic slat bench, the Platform bench, by George Nelson for Herman Miller and the leather Mies van der Rohe Bench for Knoll. Both, shown below, are still worthwhile investments, but if you’re looking for a new modern bench, there’s no shortage of beautiful benches by fabulous designers out there. (more…)

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