Why Design

why design

At Herman Miller design is the language they use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems their customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?” In Why Design, a new film series, Herman Miller explores the world through the eyes of their designers, and shares something of why we value their point of view.

Each Monday morning, from September 10th through October 29th, Herman Miller will launch a new designer profile at Why Design. The series includes:

9.10.12 – Yves Béhar – “Surfing Is Like Improvisational Jazz”
9.17.12 – Don Chadwick – “The Camera Becomes an Extension of Your Eyes”
9.24.12 – Ayse Birsel – “Your Life Is Your Most Important Project”
10.1.12 – Irving Harper – “Paper Is a Versatile Medium”
10.8.12 – Gianfranco Zaccai – “Great Food Should Be Like Great Design”
10.15.12 – Studio 7.5 – “Design by Its Nature Is Collaborative”
10.22.12 – Steve Frykholm – “It’s the Breaks That Allow My Mind to Refresh”
10.29.12 – Sam Hecht + Kim Colin – “We Need Contrast and Tension to Be Able to Create”

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Also worth viewing:
Herman Miller: Design For You
Matte Stephens Studio Visit
Marius Roosendaal

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I’m digging the quote, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.”

I’m also happy to have chanced across your site. I’m a fan of much of the design from the 50-70s and have like minded friends that I’ll share your site with. Please keep up the good work and I’m happy to be a new reader.

Cheers,
Glen Green
(Designer, Artist, Photographer)

PS. Your comment form has a stray check-box beneath the “Website” field that has no label, (or at least the label isn’t displayed on Firefox.) – Thought you might want to know. :^)

Hmm… I just checked the source code, it appears to be, “subscribe-to-comments”.

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