Herman Miller its history and timeline

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Herman Miller and it’s key products timeline

1905

The Star Furniture Company is formed and in 1923 becomes the Herman Miller Furniture Company.

1933

Herman Miller debuts its Rohde-designed furniture at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago.

1946

The Nelson platform bench is introduced.
The Eames moulded plywood chair, moulded plywood lounge chair, moulded plywood folding screen and moulded plywood coffee table are introduced.

1948

The Isamu Noguchi designed glass-topped coffee table is launched.

1950

The world’s first moulded fibreglass chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, are launched
Eames storage units and wire base tables are introduced.

1951

The Eames elliptical table is introduced.

1952

Nelson bubble lamps are introduced.

1953

Girard wallpapers are introduced.

1954

Nelson pedestal tables and the Eames compact sofa are launched.

1955

Eames storage units are discontinued. They will be reintroduced in 1998.
The Eames moulded plywood folding screen is discontinued. It will be reintroduced in 1994.
George Nelson coconut lounge chairs and Eames stacking/ganging chairs are introduced.

1956

The Eames lounge chair and footstool are introduced.
The Nelson marshmallow sofa is introduced.

1957

The Eames moulded plywood chair, moulded plywood lounge chair and moulded plywood coffee table are discontinued. They will be reintroduced in 1994.

1958

Eames aluminium group chairs are introduced.

1960

Eames walnut stools are introduced.

1962

Eames tandem sling seating is installed at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

1964

The Eames elliptical table is discontinued. It will be reintroduced in 1994.
The Nelson sling sofa is introduced.
Eames dining tables are introduced.

1965

The marshmallow sofa is discontinued. It will be reintroduced in 1999.

1967

The Nelson platform bench is discontinued. It will be reintroduced in 1994.
The Panton chair, a single-form, completely plastic chair is launched. It will be sold until 1975.

1968

The Eames chaise is introduced.

1969

Eames soft pad chairs are introduced.

1973

Eames soft pad lounge chairs, executive tables and segmented base rectangular tables are introduced.
The Noguchi coffee table is discontinued. It will be reintroduced in 1984.

1976

The Ergon chair is launched.

1984

The Equa chair, the Ethospace system and the Eames sofa are introduced.

1986

The Scooter stand is introduced.

1988

Ergon 2 chairs and Ethospace support cabinets are introduced.

1994

Herman Miller, Inc.introduces the Aeron chair.

1995

Ergon 3, Equa 2, and Ambi chairs are introduced.

1996

Arrio freestanding systems furniture is introduced.

1998

Herman Miller introduces Meinecke rugs, Eames storage units, and textiles by Alexander Girard.
Herman Miller introduces Passage furniture, Aeron and Ambi side chairs, Accents Collection ergonomic support products and CLT tables.
Herman Miller launches the Verve free-standing desk system in Europe.
The Reaction work chair and the Aside side chair are launched.

1999

Herman Miller introduces the Kiva Collection, Caper chairs and Meridian 140 and 160 Series pedestals.
Herman Miller for the Home introduces the Goetz sofa, and reintroduces the Nelson marshmallow sofa.

2003

Herman Miller introduces Mirra, a high-performing, environmentally advanced work chair.

2005

Herman Miller introduces the Celle chair designed by Jerome Caruso.

2006

Herman Miller introduces Leaf personal light, an energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) table-top light.

2008

Herman Miller introduces the Embody chair designed by Jeff Weber and the late Bill Stumpf

2009

Herman Miller introduces the Setu chair designed by Studio 7.5.

2010

Herman Miller introduces the Sayl chair designed by Yves Béhar.

2013

Herman Miller introduces the Mirra 2 work chair.
The Herman Miller Collection, in collaboration with the Eames Office, reintroduces the Eames Moulded Plastic Chair in fibreglass.

2014

Herman Miller introduces Renew, the latest in sit-to-stand tables.


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