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Orange Chair and smaller wooden chair with matching foot rest.

Good Design: Stories From Herman Miller

July 12 – October 6, 2013

Guest Curators:  John Berry

This exhibition was organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan, in collaboration with The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, through the support of Herman Miller, Inc. It was coordinated by Timothy Chester and, Designed by Judy Hillman and Barb Loveland, Himman Associates, Saugatuck, and fabricated by Vincent Faust, Kalamazoo.


The Museum of Craft and Design’s exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Windgate Foundation and Grants for the Arts.

The last stop on a tour of 15 American cities, this exhibition explores the collaborative problem-solving design process employed at the world-renowned West Michigan-based furniture company, Herman Miller, Inc and draws uponwork from the Herman Miller Design Collection–a comprehensive archive of the company’s innovative processes and products. As a result of the exhibition partnership with The Henry Ford, their vast Herman Miller Design Collection was made available for the exhibition, most of which had never before been on public view.

Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller presents museum visitors with “stories” chosen to embody four different active characteristics of “good design,” reflecting the problem-solving ethos of Herman Miller Inc.: Ergonomics, (For Healthier Seating), White Collar Work (Action Office-To Support New Kinds of Work), Graphic Communications (To Effectively Communicate a Message), Mid-Centruy Classics (To Furnish a new Type of Living Space).



Image: Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller, 2013, Museum of Craft and Design. Photo courtesy of Mia Nakano.


Images: Good Design: Stories From Herman Miller, 2013, Museum of Craft and Design. Photo courtesy of Mia Nakano.

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