Herman Miller Inc. is an American office furniture and equipment company based in Zeeland, Michigan.
Founded in 1905, the original company called Michigan Star Furniture was taken over in 1923 by one of its employees: DJ De Pree.
The company takes the name of the person who helped it acquire it, Herman Miller, his father-in-law, a West Michigan businessman.
By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller became synonymous with "modern" furniture. Surrounded by designers such as George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produces creations that become great classics of industrial design.
There are also the names of Alvar Aalto, Don Chadwick, Alexander Girard, Paul Lázsló, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Probst, Gilbert Rohde, Gloria Sachs, Don Shepard, Bill Stumpf etc… among the designers who worked for Herman Miller.