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The Making of Herman Miller's "108 Years in 108 Seconds"

For the launch of WHY, our new editorial platform at Herman Miller, we asked Dutch animators Part of a Bigger Plan to answer—in 108 seconds—the question: Why has Herman Miller remained a design leader for over 108 years. Here's a collection of images that helped inspire the process.
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Herman Miller's 108 Years in 108 Seconds by Part of a Bigger Plan

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Palio by Alexander Girard, 1964.

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Eden by Alexander Girard

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Modular Seating by Don Chadwick, 1974.

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Rudder Table by Isamu Noguchi, 1949.

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Aeron Chair by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, 1994

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Aeron Chair is added to the Museum of Modern Art's permanent design collection, 1994. Illustration by Christian Borstlap/Part of a Bigger Plan.

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Alphabet by Alexander Girard, 1952.

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Inspiration for the Herman Miller's Living Office, featuring Mirra 2 by Studio 7.5, 2013.

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Action Office developed by Bob Propst and George Nelson, 1964-1968.

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