Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller

Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller
November 21, 2009-January 17, 2010
Goldstein Museum of Design

Opening party
Friday, November 20, 2009, 6-8 p.m.
Goldstein Museum of Design

The Goldstein Museum of Design will be the first venue on the national tour of Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller, exploring the collaborative problem-solving design process employed at the world-renowned furniture company, Herman Miller, Inc. Organized and toured by the Muskegon Museum of Art, the exhibition drew from the vast Herman Miller Design Collection, a comprehensive archive of the company's innovative processes and products held by The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan. This extraordinary partnership revealed the fascinating story of Herman Miller's success through historical documents, most of which have never before been on public view.

Panel discussion: Good Design Stories
Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:30 p.m., 144 McNeal Hall
Join College of Design Dean Tom Fisher (Architecture) and three panelists as they discuss the design process and the ability of design to address the problems of today's society. Reception following.

The panelists are:

  • John Berry, author and exhibition curator

  • Jeff Scherer, principal of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle Ltd., designer of the Herman Miller Design Yard and Front Door

  • Jeff Weber, principal of Studio Weber + Associates, designer of the Embody Chair