Lessons in good design from the 1952 Herman Miller Catalogue

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credit: Herman Miller Catalog 1952

When the news came out in July that Herman Miller was buying Design Within Reach, I wanted to do this post but I am renovating my house, and my Herman Miller 1952 catalogue was in a box somewhere. Brian Walker, Herman Miller's CEO said at the time that "The addition of DWR is a transformational step forward in realizing our strategy for diversified growth and establishing Herman Miller as a premier lifestyle brand".

In fact, that's what Herman Miller was in the early fifties, and what a remarkable lifestyle it was that it promoted.

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