Studio Visit: The Herman Miller Archive

We speak with Amy Auscherman about how looking back helps the brand move forward

On a recent visit to Herman Miller‘s headquarters we explored their impressive corporate archive. There we found many expected things like correspondence, old catalogs, sketches, swatches and rare pieces of furniture, along with unexpected treasures like shop floor-made templates for cutting wood pieces of modernist masterpieces and the negatives for the Eames‘ seminal 1977 film “Powers of Ten and the Relative Size of the Universe.” …

Cybex Priam

We road test the Eames-inspired car seat and stroller system

Renowned for its sleek lines and handling, the latest German design that has our hearts aflutter, surprisingly, is not a car. It’s the Cybex Priam, an elegant, highly functional stroller and car seat system. The Red Dot design award-winning products stand out for their good looks and have an under-the-radar appeal, but above all their sheer utility puts them ahead of the competition. Inspired by …

Tucker Viemeister’s Log Type E Chair

A piece inspired by an iconic Eames design, carved from a red oak trunk

With a balance of timeless inspiration, new technology and traditional material, industrial designer Tucker Viemeister created the Type E chair. Viemeister took the physical impression of the classic Eames plastic mid-century chair and embedded it into a red oak log. “The guys at Wooda challenged me to make a chair,” he explains to CH, “but I told them I already liked the Eames chair.” Upon …