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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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Tandem Sling by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller, Four-Seat
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ray and Charles Eames were commissioned to design the perfect utilitarian seating for the first international airports in 1962, created for comfort and convenience. For the modern-da...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Benches

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Aluminum

Vintage 92 1/2” George Nelson Platform Bench
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
The second longest bench length ever produced by Herman Miller, this iconic platform bench designed by George Nelson will make a statement. Excellent vintage condition. Early George ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Benches

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Birch

Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Signed Bench Coffee Cocktail Table
By Herman Miller
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic, signed Herman Miller midcentury wooden slat bench/cocktail table. Multi-purpose and ingenious. Now more than ever, home is where the heart is.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Benches

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Wood

Pair of Ebonized Slat Bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Rovereta, SM
Pair of this iconic slat bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller can serve as either seating or as a coffee table.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Benches

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Wood

George Nelson Slat Bench in Maple by Herman Miller
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous slat bench designed by George Nelson and manufactured by Herman Miller. Maple slats atop black wood frame constructing the perfect bench or coffee table for your home. The t...
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2010s Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Benches

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Maple

Tandem Airport Seating for Four by Charles & Ray Eames, Black Leather, Aluminum
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Kansas City, MO
Four seat tandem seating sofa unit designed by Charles and Ray Eames, manufactured by Herman Miller. Very good to excellent conditon. No tears, scuffs, holes of any kind to the leath...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Seating System in Brown
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A tandem sling airport bench designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. In 1962 Charles and Ray Eames were commissioned to design a modular seating system for the Chicago O...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Benches

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Aluminum

Herman Miller Slat Bench by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Iconic clean lined modern bench, designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. This slat bench is constructed from natural solid maple and black lacquered wood base.
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Early 2000s North American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Benches

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Maple

Early Contract Bench System, Model 5993 by George Nelson for Herman Miller, USA
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Berlin, DE
Early contract bench system, model 5993, designed by George Nelson and manufactured by Herman Miller in USA. Consisting of two seats and one table element - can be placed individuall...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Benches

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Steel

1930s Art Deco Mahogany Low Table by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A low table or bench with a rectangular mahogany top floating a bent chromed steel base with sled feet.
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Herman Miller Benches

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Steel

Eames for Herman Miller Tandem Sling Bench in Copper Edelman Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ray & Charles Eames were commissioned to design the perfect utilitarian seating for the first international airports in 1962. Created for comfort and convenience, this chair is iconi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Benches

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Aluminum

Embossed Silk Sculptural Bench by Gilbert Rohde
By Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An unusual and expressive bench having a sculptural rounded form with patinated brass nailhead trim and a rich embossed silk fabric resting on squared mahogany feet.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Benches

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Upholstery, Mahogany

George Nelson Bench and Coffee Table for Herman Miller Modular Sofa, US, 1950s
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare original George Nelson bench and coffee table in black leather and two formica tabletops. Excellent original condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Benches

Materials

Chrome

George Nelson Slat Bench for Herman Miller, US, 1950s
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Berlin, DE
Clean lined modern bench, designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. This slat bench is constructed from natural solid maple and black lacquered wood base. Retains warm original pa...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Benches

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Maple, Wood

George Nelson for Herman Miller Modular Cabinet and Bench
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern storage cabinet set on a refinished black slat bench. Cabinet can be removed or re-positioned on bench, adjustable shelf, metal door pulls. Cabinet: 34"w 18.5"d 24...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Benches

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Wood

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Eames for Herman Miller Seating System in Burgundy
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George Nelson Black Lacquer Bench
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Original, Vintage, Four-Seat Sling Tandem Bench
By Herman Miller
Located in Oakville, CT
Original Herman Miller Eames, four-seat, sling tandem bench.
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George Nelson for Herman Miller Maple Six Foot Bench, Coffee Table, Circa 1960s
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
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Vintage George Nelson for Herman Miller Maple and Black enamel, mid size, six foot slat Bedroom Bench.
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By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in San Francisco, CA
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