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Modern exceptional design Herman Miller and Knoll are naked their new name acquisition the former $ 1.8 billion share deal was announced in April. Under MillerKnoll – a combination of both names – the industry giants control 19 leading brands with a presence in more than 100 countries, 64 showrooms and more than 50 physical stores.
With a significant agreement the power couple hopes to strengthen their role in 20th century contemporary design and help “remake of the modern 21st century“By joining forces in architecture and interior design.
Meanwhile, Herman Miller and Knoll remain two separate brands under the MillerKnoll umbrella. The company is led by Herman Miller President Andi Owen and a management team consisting of Herman Miller and Knoll executives.
“We are a group people and brands driven by a shared vision, shared values, and a strong commitment to design, ”Owen describes. “Together, we can be truly inclusive, plan for everyone and take care of our planet. With a wider product range, a wider global footprint and advanced digital capabilities, we are ready to meet our customers wherever they live and work. “
By Fast company, nicknamed Herman Miller had bought more than half of the capital of a company called Star Furniture in 1923 and later moved from The Herman Miller Furniture Company. He was a businessman, not a designer, and his name was pushed to the heart of design thanks to great thanks from prominent designers such as Charles and Ray Eames.
Meanwhile, Hans Knoll, whose family was in furniture design, founded the Knoll brand in 1938. He married designer and architect Florence Schust in 1946, and together they named the company Knoll Associates.
MillerKnoll the logo shows a quote from Knoll’s sans serif look. “A clean and geometric new identity will transform our common graphic heritage into a modern but timeless character,” the company explains in the Instagram story. “Modernism was reformed for the 21st century.”
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[via Fast Company, images via various sources]