Eames® Rectangular Table, Veneer Top/Segmented Base
Before it was Herman Miller, it was Michigan Star Furniture Company and D.J. De Pree had been working there for 4 years as a clerk, after its opening in 1905. In an effort to aid his son-in-law to buy the company, West Michigan businessman, Herman Miller bought Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. Subsequently, the company was renamed Herman Miller and within due time the Herman Miller brand name became synonymous with
modern furniture as the company grew and employed well known designers such as: George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames; under who the company would produce pieces that would become some of the world's most iconic and well known designs.
Since the company's re-branding, collaborations with designers like Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard, Robert Propst, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Ayse Birsel, Studio 7.5, Yves Behar, Doug Ball, and etc have aided with the company's growth; turning Herman Miller into one of the most influential brands in today's design market. Herman Miller furniture is well recognized around the world for elevating the design of any commercial or residential setting. As a leading brand that boasts modern and mid-century modern designs, Herman Miller has effectively put itself on the map as a key and notable brand that continues to stay at the forefront of producing great designs that will not only maintain relevance but quality as well. From pioneering ergonomic office furniture to stewarding environmental leadership in business strategy and manufacturing processes, Herman Miller's commitment to quality and the world around us continues to be a factor in driving their design solutions for the modern home and workspace. And with proven, all-around reputable pieces, it is without a doubt that any authentic Herman Miller furniture will guarantees lasting excellence throughout the decades to come.
With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look with modern furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."
Their historical impact on the modern design shift and their relationship with Herman Miller began with molded plywood chairs in the late 1940s and included the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, which is now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In addition to his professional career, Mark has been an industrial design professor at Pratt Institute for 14 years. In his graduate furniture design class, students are responsible for the ideation, design, and execution of an actual piece of furniture. The emphasis of the course is to encourage students to develop their own individual point of view.View other products by Charles + Ray Eames