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Herman Miller launched a design series [ “Why Design” ] 10 September. Here’s there the official announcement:
At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?” In Why Design, a new video series, we explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.
We had the rare opportunity to film Irving Harper who is responsible for designing some of the most iconic mid-century products. He’s also 95!
9.10.12 – Yves Béhar – “Surfing Is Like
9.17.12 – Don Chadwick – “The Camera Becomes an Extension of Your
9.24.12 – Ayse Birsel – “Your Life Is Your Most Important Project”
10.1.12 – Irving Harper – “Paper Is a Versatile Medium”
10.8.12 – Gianfranco Zaccai – “Great Food Should Be Like Great Design”
10.15.12 – Studio 7.5 – “Design by Its Nature Is Collaborative”
10.22.12 – Steve Frykholm – “It’s the Breaks That Allow My Mind to Refresh”
10.29.12 – Sam Hecht + Kim Colin – “We Need Contrast and Tension to Be Able to Create”
Accompanying each video is a series of candid photographs from the designers’ daily lives, offering a glimpse into their world and thought processes, and a profile of their design work for Herman Miller and beyond.