Herman Miller, the iconic furniture design company behind the Eames and Aeron office chairs, has turned to 3D printing in furniture to slash development time.
The American company behind the legendary Aeron chair that has a place in the Museum of Modern Art and the Eames that has been copied around the world, is a natural partner for the likes of Stratasys. It is a design-led company that needs to create endless prototypes to refine its concepts into the perfect finished product.
Much of the company’s development happened at its UK facilities in Bath and Chippenham, but it recently combined these two sites into one 15,974m square HQ in Melksham. The idea was simple, Herman Miller wanted to unite its workforce and create a new R&D center that could help take the company forward. Portal Mill, the glamorous new HQ, is the result of their efforts.