Herman Miller timeline at their distribution center in Holland, Michigan. It was the first stop on a great tour of their facility and archives.
There was so much great stuff to see in the archives.
This is the 1955 blueprint of the Eames 670 and 671. It shows a few updates to the design, including a change to the ottoman glides.
Eames Tandem Sling Seating wood mold
DTM pattern that was used on the factory floor.
Eames chair seat and back molds
Eames leg splints, including mahogany.
Drawers and drawers filled with Alexander Girard textiles!
Girard mirror from T&O
Nelson Office airport seating prototype, Nelson Office MAA swag leg and a couple Eames chairs hiding out in the back.
This is a meeting space in Herman Miller's Greenhouse. It's where they showcase new products. That's a vintage Girard textile framed on the wall.
Here is Amy, the Corporate Archivist at Herman Miller, holding up a Nelson sling sofa diagram.
She gave an incredible tour, including a special stop that's coming up...