From Perriand to Saarinen, The Chairs of Star Trek

For the last few years, a team of devout Star Trek fans—including Buenos Aires-based 3D artist Tadeo D’Oria—have been carefully identifying every chair in its science fiction universe. Much of what they’ve found happens to be off-the-shelf designs from well-known designers including Charles and Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand and Eero Saarinen. Sometimes these designs were painted and modified; sometimes they were used as is to …

Reed Art Department’s Parc Eames Lounge Chair + Ottoman

Limited to three, a design icon restoration that's inspired by New York City

In the history of furniture design, few additions are as cherished (or as recognizable) as the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, which debuted in 1956. To honor the molded-plywood icon, the Reed Art Department (RAD) creative agency partnered with the furniture archival and restoration experts at Parc for an imaginative refresh, looking to the asphalt of NYC as inspiration. With premium leather in a gradient from black …

Inside the Forthcoming ‘Herman Miller: A Way of Living’ Book and Exhibition

Amy Auscherman, the company's corporate archivist, details the significance of the release

“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. They have acquired companies to create a family of influence. Most of all, they have pushed furniture design remarkably far—changing homes and offices worldwide. To celebrate Herman Miller’s …