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Classic Herman Miller TV ads

Hey, it’s me the resident design and furniture nerd over on SUNfiltered. You’d feel really sad for me if you realized what great pleasure discovering these classic Herman Miller commercials over on Grassroots Modern.

Herman Miller is the American manufacturer who brought the world the designs of Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson among others. They were groundbreaking in the 50s and 60s spearheading the Modernist movement in the US. Their unique approach to design is reflected in the often-time hilarious moments of these ads.

The use of humor and the dated references still don’t outshine the chairs. They’re the real stars and always will be.