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“Charles Pollock, an industrial designer whose vision of 'a simple line in space' led him to develop sleek, functional chairs that became a hallmark of executive suites in the latter 20th century, died [Aug. 24] in a fire in South Jamaica, Queens. He was 83.”
As work evolves, people are more agile, shifting from individual to collaborative work in an instant. With all that motion, they need support that moves with them. In response, Herman Miller Inc. announces its latest advance, the Mirra 2 work chair.
The Compass™ System is an intelligent, adaptable system that creates cost-effective applications for exam rooms and other clinical spaces. Broadening the caregiver and patient experience, its intelligent kit of parts can be easily assembled, disassembled, rearranged and refreshed to meet spatial needs. Storage can be reconfigured, and lighting capabilities are adjustable as needed.
The SAYL task chair is the first in the lineup of the SAYL family of products. The design of the side chair, akin to the task chair, makes it suitable for light desk work or conference and auditorium seating. It is also versatile enough for use in home environments.
Credits: fuseproject, Yves Behar, Bret Recor, Qin Li, Naoya Edahiro, Matt Swinton, Noah Murphy- Reinhertz and fuseproject Corporate Sponsor: Herman Miller Contact: Lauren Busto: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Live Unframed website for the Herman Miller SAYL chair is a site dedicated to showcasing the chair’s design innovation and illustrating the process of its creation. Using images, videos, sketches and journal entries, the site displays each phase of the chair’s creation, from design vision to prototype, testing and the final product.
Credits: fuseproject, Yves Behar, Sara Butorac, Logan Ray and Nathan Sharpe Corporate Sponsor: Herman Miller Contact: Lauren Buston: email@example.com
"Crafting Chairs For How We Sit Now" is the name of the article that features Brian Kane's, IDSA work. Kane discusses his new Swoop line, designing public furniture and how he got started in industrial design.
Compass is a modular system of interchangeable components that can be used to create applications for patient rooms, caregiver work areas and other clinical spaces. Different configurations provide storage for patient belongings, space for families to work and visit, and work surfaces and supply storage for caregivers. Designed to accommodate change, the components are easily assembled, removed, rearranged and refreshed.
Credits: Continuum design team with Herman Miller, Inc.
The SAYL chair offers a full-suspension back that is frameless. Different degrees of tension are infused directly into the injection-molded back material, giving users support where they need it and flex where they don’t. The arc of the suspension back also gives SAYL its unique shape. The elegant form easily slips into any space, giving a sense of visual lightness and transparency.
Credits: Yves Béhar, IDSA, Bret Recor, Qin Li, Naoya Edahiro, Matt Swinton and Noah Murphy- Reinhertz of fuseproject for Herman Miller Inc.
The Aeron ergonomic chair was designed by Bill Stumpf, FIDSA (1936-2006), of Stumpf, Weber + Associates; and Don Chadwick (b. 1936) of Chadwick & Associates, and was produced by Herman Miller, Inc. It was introduced in 1994. It departed from the traditional upholstery-over-cushioning design, and instead was made of a stretched, semi-transparent, flexible mesh called Pellicle.