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Herman Miller's new docu-series

Article: Herman Miller's new docu-series

Herman Miller, the go-to source for lovers of modern furniture since it was founded in 1923, has recently put its mark in another creative field with its new documentary series, “POV.” As mediabistro’s blog Unbeige noted, it’s really equal parts documentary and branding (“because who else would you buy furniture from for your ultra-modern home?”) Nevertheless, the series looks promising; it profiles some of the industry’s leading architects and frankly, I’m surprised they didn’t think of this sooner.

The story behind George Nelson's Bubble Lamps

Article: The story behind George Nelson's Bubble Lamps

Apartment Therapy has a great post up featuring of my all-time favorite designs, George Nelson’s collections of bubble lamps. The lamps are timeless, the light quality from then attractive. And the story of how they came to be is a case study in design process.

AT had a great quote from Nelson:

Classic Herman Miller TV ads

Article: 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…

Why it Matters: Green Design

Article: Why it Matters: Green Design

Each Friday, we point TreeHugger’s green spotlight on a designer practicing sustainability and incorporating green into their designs. Either through materials selection and use, manufacturing practices or finishing techniques (or a combination of the three…or any number of other, smaller — but no less important — considerations), they’re creating beautiful, useful, functional artifacts that leave…