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.
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.
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.
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.
EQ3+ classics like the Eames Molded Fiber Glass Chair, designed 66 years ago, prove that original design endures – transcending both time and trend.
Herman Miller vehemently protects the rights of designers. Designers such as Charles and Ray Eames or Isamu 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.
Stay tuned to EQ3 Inhabit to learn more about Herman Miller and other EQ3+ brands.