Herman Miller’s “Why Design” Series

Last month, Herman Miller launched an exciting new video/documentary series called Why Design:

At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our 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 video series, we explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.

Each Monday morning (for the past eight Monday mornings) Herman Miller released a new short video. Nothing beats a little design inspiration to jump start the work week. Today marks the final installment of a terrific line-up:

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“
TODAY 10.29.12Sam Hecht + Kim Colin — “We Need Contrast and Tension to Be Able to Create”
Sam Hecht and Kim Colin
In 2002, architect Kim Colin and industrial designer Sam Hecht partnered to form Industrial Facility. The work of the London-based husband and wife team is marked by a rigorous approach that seeks to render the complex more simple, and the simple more elegant. (via Herman Miller)

October 29th, 2012 | Beyond Architecture

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