Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him.
By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
Since then, they’ve collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Propst, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Ayse Birsel, Studio 7.5, Yves Béhar, Doug Ball and many talented others.
Today, in addition to their classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognised innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments and related technologies and services. A publicly held company headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, they have manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Italy and the United Kingdom and sales offices, dealers, licensees and customers in over 100 countries.
They operate through several focused businesses, brands and distribution channels, including Herman Miller, Herman Miller Healthcare, Nemschoff, Geiger International and independently owned dealerships. All of them work to design and build a better world around you.
Manufacturing and Distribution Facilities
Spring Lake, MI
Atlanta, GA (Geiger)
Hildebran, NC (Geiger)
Sheboygan, WI (Nemschoff)
Dong-guan, China (POSH)
Sales Offices and Showrooms
Herman Miller is represented through subsidiaries and corporate offices, independent dealers and licensees in over 40 countries in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. They sell their products and services through a substantial, global dealer network of independent businesses. Herman Miller also maintains showrooms in major US markets and around the world.
Geiger International, Inc.
, specialises in the design and manufacturing of modular wood case goods and architectural furniture for private offices and commercial interiors. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
, is recognised as a market leader in healthcare furnishings, with specific strength in soft seating and the patient care environment. It is headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Colebrook Bosson Saunders
(CBS) is a pioneer in delivering innovative, elegant ergonomic solutions that bridge the gap between the workplace and technology. CBS is headquartered in the United Kingdom.
POSH Office Systems Ltd.
, is a market leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing commercial furnishings in both Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. POSH is headquartered in Hong Kong.
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