Herman Miller has just proven that he can make a design statement even in two-dimensional form.
The famous furniture maker, tasked with delivering modernist icons like the Eames Lounge Chair, Wilkes Modular Sofa and the Aeron, has unveiled a new range of vintage posters for design enthusiasts.
The initial collection of 15, curated by Herman Miller’s Director of Global Archives and Brand Heritage, Amy Auscherman, has been described as the “greatest hits” by the Michigan outfit. Written by some of the world’s most famous graphic designers and illustrators, such as Linda Powell and Phillip Mitchell, to name a few, each piece represents a defining moment in Herman Miller’s design history over the century. latest.
Dynamic works, which include Herman Miller’s most iconic advertisements, catalogs and ephemera from 1949 to 1979, present a range of conceptual styles, from structuralism to modernism, as well as a diverse palette. Of course, each piece also brings a good dose of nostalgia.
“We have closely referenced examples from the Herman Miller Archives to faithfully recreate these iconic pieces of graphic design,” Auscherman said in a press release. “From color matching to paper selection, no detail was too small to take into account. “
One of them is that of Arnie Hoffman Herman Miller Collection Poster. As the nickname suggests, this piece is in the demanding Swiss style of Hofmann and represents an assortment of Herman Miller’s famous chairs. Herman Miller publishes only 200 copies of the reproduction.
Another highlight is that of Steve Frykolm Corn Picnic Poster from 1970. Frykholm, who was Herman Miller’s first in-house graphic designer and a long-time legendary employee, made a name for himself on his beloved picnic posters, which can be found in galleries around the world. This particular piece was the first part of the Picnic collection and is truly emblematic of the artist. It is also limited to 200.
“It’s exciting to now see this work recontextualized into works of art and accessible to design fans around the world,” adds Auscherman.
If you are one of those design enthusiasts, you can find the posters from October 26th at Herman Miller website and on DWR starting next month. You can expect to pay between $ 425 and $ 1,125. Hey, no one said a trip down memory lane would be cheap.
Check out other posters below: