Celebrating a Century of Innovation, Design and Modern Heirloom Quality

Who was Herman Miller?

In 1923, the Michigan Star Furniture Company became what we now know as Herman Miller, when D.J. De Pree
and his father-in-law (you guessed it – Herman Miller) purchased the company. De Pree renamed the company
after Miller, who was a well-regarded businessman in the community.

Humble Beginnings

Modern in the Mid-century

By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture.
De Pree first hired designer Gilbert Rohde in 1930, who ushered in an era of problem-solving modern design.
A decade and a half later, he would hire George Nelson, who changed the course of the entire company.
Design-driven – and with support from De Pree – Nelson brought in his contemporaries, such as Charles and
Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Isamu Noguchi, to produce pieces that would become modern classics.

Herman Miller Today

Today, in addition to Herman Miller's classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognised
innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, work chairs, healthcare solutions, and technologies and services.
In 2021, they became part of the MillerKnoll collective, an unparalleled platform of brands that
design the world we live in.

Artful Living​

Herman Miller take the art of living seriously.
See just what sets the brand apart with a more personalised approach to modern living.

Spark Your Imagination

Innovative Craft​

Herman Miller has set the bar for original design, innovative materials and craft.
Charles Eames once said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.”

Take A Peek

Design Authorship​

Thanks to a designer roster that draws on perspectives from around the world, Herman Miller
can offer incredibly unique problem-solving designs.

Meet The Designers

Environmental Advocacy​​

Herman Miller design for good by being a good steward of the environment. Find out what kind of work HM have
done to ensure this and what we’re still working on.

See What Herman Miller Are Doing