#EQ3ingoodcompany: Herman Miller

Sep 30, 2016

(0 comments)

hm_03_blog

 

Here at EQ3, we consider ourselves in good company. In addition to our own product range, we proudly offer EQ3+, a designer line of furniture and accessories including Herman Miller (spot the well-known Eames Lounge Chair in countless Bond movies), Marimekko (whose iconic prints were made popular by Jacqueline Kennedy in the 60s) and more.

 

hm_07_blog

 

To share the stories of these classic designs, we’ve coined a new hashtag, #EQ3ingoodcompany. First up, a little bit about Herman Miller.

 

Founded in Michigan in 1930, Herman Miller believes that problems are best solved through design. In 1948 design director George Nelson said that design was a “central point to (the Herman Miller) business” and 68 years later that sentiment still rings true.

 

hm_10_blog

 

Domestic Manufacturing

Similar to EQ3, Herman Miller is a vertically integrated and invested in the people that make up their organization. The skill and craft required to manufacture pieces like the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is one that is passed through generations and Herman Miller has many third or forth generation employees that have learned their craft over years of apprenticeship.

 

hm_11_blog

 

Each and every Herman Miller product is made-to-order in their Michigan manufacturing facility and is carefully controlled for quality and guaranteed for authenticity.

 

Original Design

EQ3+ classics like the Eames Molded Fiber Glass Chair, designed 66 years ago, prove that original design endures – transcending both time and trend.

 

hm_01_blog

 

No knock-offs

Herman Miller vehemently protects the rights of designers. Designers such as Charles and Rae Eames or Issamu Noguchi, who designed iconic pieces that have become synonymous with Modern design deserve to have their legacy honoured and treated with care. Protecting the quality, materiality and evolution of their work, is of utmost importance to Herman Miller. Design is the output of someone’s work and no ones work should be stolen or borrowed. Help propagate the future of design and say no to knock offs.

 

hm_09_blog

 

Stay tuned to EQ3 Inhabit to learn more about Herman Miller and other EQ3+ brands.

 

hm_08_blog

 

#EQ3ingoodcompany

 

How-To: Simple Care for Oak Dining

Sep 23, 2016

(0 comments)

With fall officially in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about entertaining at home. With that, it’s important to make sure your dining table is looking its best. If you’re owner to EQ3’s Harvest Dining Table or the Mesa Dining Table/Dinette in an oak top, it might just be time for a tune up.

 

harvest_01

 

Natural oak has a tendency to dry out over time. Depending on the climate you live in, your oak table will respond differently – it will dry out much slower in a humid climate than it will in a dryer climate. Additionally, our homes will become even dryer in the fall and winter months, as we turn up our thermostats.

 

To replenish the moisture in your oak table and bring back the natural beauty of its wood grain, you’ll need to oil it. In most cases, we suggest a twice-a-year schedule, but use your best judgement based on your environment.

 

Thankfully, this task is a cinch (and oddly enough, very satisfying)!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

oil_table_blog_06

 

1. Fine sand paper – we suggest 220-240 grit. The idea is to give it a light buffing, not to wear away the surface in any way.

 

2. Two lint-free cloths – we suggest a white or natural cloth. You don’t want any dyes to stain your table.

 

3. Linseed Oil – we suggest boiled. It dries quicker. If you’re not in a rush, raw linseed oil is a little richer, but takes longer to dry.

 

4. Plastic gloves.

 

oil_table_blog_02

 

Steps:

 

1. Sand the table very lightly in one direction – go with the grain. When oak dries out, the grain opens up. Lightly sanding it will knock it off leaving a clean finish. Sanding will also allow you take out any fine scuffs or surface stains – just don’t go too far, as you can’t go back.

 

oil_table_blog_03

 

2. Dust the surface with your dry, lint-free cloth.

 

oil_table_blog_04

 

3. Apply a thin layer of linseed oil to your second cloth and apply to the table in the direction of the grain. Allow it to dry as per the instructions on the bottle. We recommend 12-24 hours.

*Note: Due to extreme flammability, please safely dispose oiled rag after use. 

 

oil_table_blog_07

 

Your table is now ready to be set for your next dinner party!

 

oil_table_blog_05

EQ3 Fall 2016

Sep 20, 2016

(0 comments)

The EQ3 fall 2016 lookbook has officially launched!

 

From exciting new bedroom collections and solid wood dining, to handwoven rugs and copper accents, our fall 2016 lookbook will keep you feeling inspired at home all season long.

 

marcel_blog

 

eve_blog

 

edward_blog

 

fwlb-1617-bts-32


fwlb-1617-bts-70

 

fwlb-1617-bts-88

 

fwlb-1617-bts-95

 

fwlb-1617-bts-105

 

fwlb-1617-bts-123

 

fwlb-1617-bts-62

 

Black & Brass – Introducing the new Darcy Collection

Sep 14, 2016

(0 comments)

New to EQ3, Darcy is a sleek and modern bedroom collection. Rich, mahogany wood creates a mature and masculine aesthetic that is softened by its charming solid brass handle detail. Mix and match from a variety of pieces to best suit your space:

 

darcy_bed_blog

 

Darcy Bed

 

darcy_single_dresser_blog

 

Darcy Single Dresser

 

darcy_4-drawer_chest_blog

 

Darcy 4-Drawer Dresser

 

darcy_chest_blog

 

Darcy Chest

 

darcy_double_dresser_blog

 

Darcy Double Dresser

 

darcy_nightstand_blog

 

Darcy Nightstand

 

darcy_2-drawer_nightstand_blog

 

Darcy 2-Drawer Nightstand

 

darcy_square_mirror_blog

 

Darcy Square Mirror

 

darcy_rectangular_mirror_blog

 

Darcy Mirror

 

 

The Darcy collection is finished with a black, environmentally safe water-based solution.

 

Share your design story: Introducing #DesignwithEQ3

Sep 1, 2016

(0 comments)
blog_post_07

via @rachleta

 

At EQ3, customization is at the heart of what we do. Whether you’re choosing from one of our 130+ fabric or leathers to outfit your sofa, or selecting from countless finishes and materials for your dining table, our range of options will allow you to create a space that is uniquely yours.

 

To celebrate the diversity of our products in your homes, we’ve crafted a new hashtag, #DesignwithEQ3. Use the #DesignwithEQ3 hashtag to share your design stories on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

 

blog_post_01

via @sgbrancoli

 

blog_post_04

via @sgbrancoli

 

blog_post_02

via @204park

 

blog_post_03

via @essentiallytc

 

blog_post_05

via @rachleta

 

Shop EQ3.com For Modern Furniture and Accessories