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Herman Miller: A Way of Living

Herman Miller Corporate Archivist, Amy Auscherman, takes a look at the company’s singular place in culture and design with never-before-seen images from the archives. $12 (1 hr)


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“Nothing is done in a vacuum,” Amy Auscherman, Herman Miller‘s corporate archivist, tells us. And for more than 100 years, Herman Miller has impacted culture as much as culture has returned the favor. Their designs are timeless.  Most of all, they have pushed furniture design remarkably far—changing homes and offices worldwide. 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 residential and industrial design.

Since then, Herman Miller has 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. For this presentation, Herman Miller Corporate Archivist, Amy Auscherman, opens up the archives.

This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU).




$12

Things to Know

This event is for ages 12 and older.
The stairs to the entrance of the Annenberg Theater are located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum’s North Parking Lot.
There is ample free public parking in the city-owned garage directly across from the museum’s north parking lot.
Handicap parking is available., This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location

101 N. Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Printed Advertisement/Herman Miller Archives, Charles and Ray Eames/Herman Miller Archives, D. J. De Pree, founder and long-time Chairman of Herman Miller, with Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard, and Robert Propst., George Nelson 1948 Ball Clock, 1956 Marshmallow Sofa

 

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