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Herman Miller Day at Hello

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

One of our favorite parts about moving in to our new space is picking out the furniture. Many of the new pieces are from Herman Miller and it felt like Christmas when all the boxes arrived.

Herman Miller Day

The unboxing begins.

Herman Miller Day

Here are pairs of Eames Aluminum Management Chairs.

Herman Miller Day

Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chairs, perfect for our upstairs lounge.

Herman Miller Day

A lineup of Aerons from small to large.

Herman Miller Day

Yves Behar’s SAYL chairs for one of the conference rooms.

Herman Miller Day

We love the simplicity of the Setu Side chairs. The instruction manual says, “Sit down.”

The Herman Miller showroom is just down the street, but now we have our own mini showroom at Hello!

Thank You, CreativeMornings LA

Friday, October 14th, 2011

CreativeMornings LA

We had a lot of fun speaking at CreativeMornings today. Special thanks to everyone who came out and to Jon Setzen for inviting us to speak.

CreativeMornings LA

CreativeMornings LA

Check out the boxed water cartons.

Check out the boxed water cartons.

We took a handful of Tattlys and inked ourselves up after the talk.

CreativeMornings LA

We’ve Moved

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

We outgrew our former studio and spent the last couple months building and designing a new one. Although a few details are still coming together, here’s a glimpse of our space. Drop by and say hello.

Hello New Space

Hello New Space

Hello New Space

Hello New Space

Hello New Space

Hello New Space

 

Herman Miller + Magis

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

heroMagis

Herman Miller is now the exclusive North American distributor of Magis, leading Italian furniture designer and the makers of Chair_One. Both Herman Miller and Magis have a history of working with top designers around the world and a dedication to sustainable design.

As Herman Miller’s digital agency of record, we launched the Magis products on the Herman Miller site.

Exploring a Future City

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

PechaKucha Night Future City

Last weekend Hello was invited to PechaKucha night for Little Tokyo Design Week (LTDW) where our CEO/Creative Director, David Lai joined the lineup of 48 speakers as they presented for 2 minutes each with 6 images in 20 seconds revolved around the topic, “future city.”

David’s talk explored a future city with inspiration from childhood imaginings where flying bikes and good robots could exist in an environment that interacts and reacts to our needs.

PechaKucha Night Future City

PechaKucha Night Future City

PechaKucha was a lively event with design + fashion projections outside and live music. We especially enjoyed the shipping containers turned small pop-up galleries in the JANM plaza. Many thanks to Hitoshi Abe, chair of LTDW, who invited us to participate in PechaKucha night.

Hello Featured in Communication Arts

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Communication Arts Feature on Hello Design

Now on newsstands, this month’s issue of Communication Arts has an agency feature on Hello. The feature tells the story of Hello’s beginnings, which shaped the way we work today. It also includes full-page spreads of our work with clients like Herman Miller, TaylorMade Golf, simplehuman and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). It’s an honor to be featured in a magazine we’ve been reading for over 15 years and one of the most influential design publications out there.

Hello Design CommArts Feature

Hello Design CommArts Feature

Communication Arts Feature on Hello Design

Join Us at Dwell on Design

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

dwell on design 2011

Every year our friends at Dwell hold the largest design event on the west coast, Dwell on Design. We can’t wait to attend this year’s event and we invite you to join us on June 25th where Hello’s CEO/Creative Director, David Lai will be sharing tips and insight in a panel on designing playful spaces for modern homes. Read more on David’s panel in his interview with Dwell.

Dwell on Design, a three-day design event, is celebrating conceptual design and international talent this year with over 300 exhibitors. With home tours through both east and west LA to explore, presentations by industry experts and exhibitions that feature the latest modern design ideas, Dwell on Design is the event to “go big and find design.” For updates on the event, follow Dwell on Design. See you Saturday, June 25th!

USBs Have Landed

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

We designed our very own Hello USB drives made from molded rubber. You can pull the bottom smile off and plug it into your laptop. We like looking down and getting a friendly “hello” from our USB. They finally landed at our studio today, have a look.

Hello USB

Hello USB

Hello USB

Herman Miller Store in Tokyo

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

While in Japan, we paid a visit to the newly opened Herman Miller flagship store in Tokyo. Located in the Marunouchi shopping district, the store was designed by Torafu Architects. We browsed through a wide array of items from classics like Eames molded plywood chairs to limited-edition House Industries wooden toy blocks. The space is inviting and we liked testing out the different chairs in the “Try a Chair” zone.

Herman Miller Tokyo store

Outside the new store, next door to Tiffany’s.

Herman Miller Tokyo store

Limited-edition House Industries wooden toy blocks. You can only buy them here.

Herman Miller Tokyo store

Lots of Girard pillows, Noguchi lamps, and Nelson clocks.

Herman Miller Tokyo store

Eames chair pyramid stack.

Herman Miller Tokyo store

Have you seen one of these before? Wish we had room in the suitcase.

Herman Miller Tokyo store

The store has a relaxing “at home” atmosphere with areas designed especially for trying out pieces of furniture.

Type on the Street

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Some of our photos of typography while roaming the streets of Tokyo. The neon is very cool and it’s ingenious how the type is stretched out on the ground so it’s readable while sitting in a car driving down the street.

Tokyo Typography

Tokyo Typography

Tokyo Typography

Tokyo Typography

Tokyo Typography

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