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Herman Miller Inc. (USA)
Herman Miller Inc. (USA)

No other business of its kind did more than the Herman Miller Furniture Company to introduce modern design into American homes. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based firm fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call mid-century modern style. In doing so, Herman Miller produced some of the most beautiful, iconic and, one can even say, noblest furniture ever.

Founded in 1923, Herman Miller was originally known for grand historicist bedroom suites: heavily ornamented wood furniture that appealed to a high-minded, wealthier clientele. The company — named for its chief financial backer — began to suffer in the early 1930s as the Great Depression hit, and D.J. De Pree, the company’s CEO, feared bankruptcy. In 1932, aid came in the form of Gilbert Rohde, a self-taught furniture designer who had traveled widely in Europe, absorbing details of the Art Deco movement and other modernist influences.  After persuading De Pree that the growing middle-class required smaller, lighter household furnishings, Rohde set a new course for Herman Miller, creating sleek chairs, tables and cabinetry that were the essence of the Streamline Moderne style.

Rohde died suddenly in 1944. The following year, De Pree turned to George Nelson, an architect who had written widely about modern furniture design. Under Nelson’s leadership, Herman Miller would embrace new technologies and materials and audacious biomorphic forms. Some of the pieces the company produced are now emblems of 20th century American design, including the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Coconut chair. As you can see on 1stDibs, such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless — staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

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Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller Art Deco 1933 World's Fair Dressers Matched Pair
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller Art Deco 1933 world's fair dressers matched pair Classic original Rohde century of progress designs, including brushed-pulls with lacquered-wood pull-t...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Furniture

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Aluminum

Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller Art Deco 1933 World's Fair Nightstands Matched Pair
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Furniture

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Aluminum, Oak

Machine Age Art Deco Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller Original Working Clock
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller Original Working Clock Original model, with the signed H-M face and stylized Rohde numerals. Currently working model. Tested for...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Furniture

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Chrome, Enamel

Machine Age Art Deco Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller Three-Piece Bedroom Suite
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller three-piece bedroom suite Modernist Streamline The definitive Iconic Rohde bed - room suite, early Herman - Miller #133236 (3...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Furniture

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Chrome

Art Deco Machine Age Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller, 1934 East India Laurel Cabinet
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Furniture

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Nickel, Burl

Art Deco Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller Mansonia Group Occasional Table
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Furniture

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Walnut

Gilbert Rohde Art Deco Machine Age Costumers for Troy Sunshade and Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde, Troy Sunshade Company
Located in Dallas, TX
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Furniture

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Leather, Chrome, Maple, Lacquer

Machine Age Art Deco Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller 1933 Century of Progress Clock
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Furniture

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Nickel, Burl, Lacquer

Minty Original Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller Machine Age Clock, No. 6366
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
Fabulous condition Macassar veneered case, clean face and hands with excellent chrome-plated steel accents. Second hand present. Re-wired, clock runs accurately at present. Essenti...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Furniture

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Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller Original Working Machine Age Skyscraper Clock
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Art Deco Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller No. 3622 Buffet in Two-Tone Walnut
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
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Art Deco Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller "Square Back Easy Chair" No. 3681
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Gilbert Rohde Art Deco Machine Age Herman Miller China Cabinet 1933 Dining Group
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Machine Age Art Deco Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller Iconic Desk Clock
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