Archive for October, 2010

Pumpkin Geeks

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Another one of our Hello traditions is a pumpkin carving party for Halloween. We seem to have a geeky theme this year with Space Invaders, Pacman, Flash and a tribute to Banksy.

Pizza and pumpkins is the best way to greet the Halloween weekend.

A Chair Without a Frame

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Check out Live Unframed, an online experience we just launched featuring Yves Béhar’s new SAYL chair for Herman Miller. We collaborated with Herman Miller and fuseproject to design and develop the site, sharing the story of the creation of SAYL from concept to the finished product. Browse and discover concept sketches, behind-the-scenes video, and a ton of prototype and production photos.

Below are some photos from the unveiling of the SAYL chair at the official launch party.

SAYL Launch Party

Introducing Béhar’s SAYL chair.

SAYL Launch Party

From prototype…

SAYL Launch Party

…to the finished product.

Smell Like a Monster

Monday, October 25th, 2010

From our friends at Sesame Street:

Dwell Visits Herman Miller

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Here’s a beautifully shot video from Dwell as part of their video series, “The Full Spectrum,” an unabashed exploration of color.

Dwell’s Aaron Britt interviews Herman Miller’s Creative Consultant, Susan Lyons, to get the inside story regarding colors, materials, and finishes that play into Herman Miller designs.

Herman Miller Store Opens

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Herman Miller Store

We’re pleased to launch Herman Miller’s online store, the brand’s first direct-to-consumer e-commerce site. In order to give consumers the best possible shopping experience, we created an e-commerce strategy that allows people to directly interact with the Herman Miller brand while shopping.

Along with the product configuration tools customers can play with, users are given the widest range of product options available. The Shop by Room section allows consumers to visualize how Herman Miller products fit into their individual lifestyles, providing product options for a living room, dining room, or office space. For design inspiration, you can visit the Shop by Designer section for all products by the Eames, Nelson, Noguchi or Béhar. We also collaborated with architectural photographer Juergen Nogai, who was Julius Shulman’s partner, in directing a photo shoot of the furniture in inspiring spaces.

Integrated with the overall Herman Miller web experience, the online store is visually driven, giving window-shopping a whole new meaning.

Herman Miller Store

Shop by room.

Herman Miller Store

Customize your own Aeron chair.

Moomin Monday

Monday, October 18th, 2010

moomin latte

One of my favorite Swedish characters.

Three Stripes in the Big Apple

Friday, October 15th, 2010

New York City

Celebrating the Powers of Ten

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Much of mathematics has the appeal of magic, and some of it really is – pure magic. – Charles Eames

In celebration of the Eames film, “Powers of Ten,” events are being held all over the world throughout the rest of this month. We commemorated the film at the Eames Office.

Live Unframed

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

SAYL chair

We collaborated with Herman Miller and fuseproject to introduce Yves Béhar’s newest product: the SAYL chair.

Inspired by the principles of suspension bridges, the SAYL chair was designed in tribute to “live unframed.” In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing an online experience that will take you behind the scenes with Yves Béhar and the making of SAYL. Stay tuned for updates.

10/10/10

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Powers of Ten

This Sunday, October 10th, 2010, marks the anniversary of Charles and Ray Eames short documentary film, “Powers of Ten.” The 1977 film has been shown millions of times due to its capacity to expand the way we think and view our world. We’ll be visiting the exhibition at the Eames Office this weekend in honor of celebrating the history of the Eames and their contributions.

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