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Herman Miller : A Way of Living - Herman Miller

Herman Miller

A Way of Living

By: Herman Miller (Editor), Sam Grawe (Editor), Leon Ransmeier (Editor), Amy Auscherman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd May 2019
ISBN: 9780714875217
Number Of Pages: 608

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A chronicle of the rich history of this innovative furniture company, from its founding in the early twentieth century to today. Thousands of illustrations tell the Herman Miller story as never before, documenting its defining moments and key leaders

For more than 100 years, Michigan-based Herman Miller has played a central role in the evolution of modern and contemporary design, producing timeless classics while creating a culture that has had a remarkable impact on the development of the design world.

Featuring new and archival photography illustrating the evolution of Herman Miller's furniture designs and the stories and creations of legendary designers including Ray and Charles Eames, George Nelson, and Alexander Girard, this is the first monograph to explore the history of Herman Miller - a company known as much for its pioneering designs and international influence as for its emphasis on environment and community service.

Herman Miller: A Way of Living is an indispensable addition to the bookshelves of design lovers around the globe.

Industry Reviews

"Featuring 10 chapters and thousands of illustrations, this new monograph tells the Herman Miller story like never before, making it an indispensable addition to the bookshelves of design-lovers around the globe."-Aspire: Design and Home Magazine

"With countless photographs, clippings from contemporary publications, reprinted essays, correspondence, patents, advertisements, drawings, and posters, this is the most exhaustive history of Herman Miller yet. But despite the enormous mass of material, the book's nimble structure ensures a light reading experience, and even the most erudite of design-history geeks will find novel information."-PIN-UP

"Featuring 10 chapters that go in-depth on everything from key figures in the company's history to pivotal moments in popular culture that shaped its trajectory, this book is the summation of Herman Miller's existence thus far-the most expansive one to date."-Cool Hunting

"A comprehensive history of the brand over 600 pages."-Curbed

"Explores over 100 years of legendary pieces... Heavily researched."-Hypebeast

"You'll want to clear space for Herman Miller: A Way of Living... The comprehensive 614-page tomb is filled with inspiration of all kinds and is a must-grab for anyone with a deep appreciation for contemporary design and stylish interiors."-Airows

"A must-have for anyone with a deep appreciation for modern and contemporary design, this exhaustive edition showcases one of the most important companies in American history."-Uncrate

"If you're into mid-century modern design, you need this book."-Gear Patrol

"...A great addition to any design lover's coffee table."-The Detroit News

"There have been many books about Herman Miller, its ethos, designers, and furniture, but none as comprehensive as this... It's a generously illustrated continuum."-Interior Design

"...A visually stunning, essential coffee-table edition. It's as substantial a design object as any of the company's furniture."-Surface Magazine Online

"Listen up, lovers of midcentury modern furniture! The 114-year history of Herman Miller... is detailed in a new tome. Archivists dug up never-before-published photos, ads, sketches and more in a fitting tribute to the storied company."-New York Post

"...A must for design lovers, midcentury aficionados, and of course, Herman Miller fans."-Dwell Online

"...Extends way beyond the aspirational eye candy of a traditional coffee table book. Close-up illustrations of a mouth crunching into corn on the cob and a hand holding a melting ice cream cone (with chocolate sprinkles spelling out "Herman Miller Summer Picnic") exude summer fun."-Interview Magazine Online

ISBN: 9780714875217
ISBN-10: 071487521X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 3rd May 2019
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.6 x 21.7  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 2.22
Edition Number: 1

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