Goldstein Museum to host traveling furniture exhibit

The Goldstein Museum of Design will host "Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller," a traveling exhibit featuring the work of furniture maker and designer Herman Miller Inc. Pieces on display include the first George Nelson marshmallow sofa, potato chip chairs, and the famous Aeron desk chair.

Visitors attending the show will also have the opportunity to view sketches, production notes, models, prototypes, and original examples of Herman Miller's work from the past 80 years. The aim of the exhibit is to "help others see how design can be very much about economic gains, how it can be about developing your market," John R. Berry, an author and guest curator of the exhibit, told Associated Press writer James Prichard.

The show opened Aug. 21, 2009, at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, MI, and runs there through early November. The traveling version of the show opens at the Goldstein on Nov. 21, 2009, and will run until March 8, 2010, before it makes its way to several other art and design museums, including the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, and the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design.

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