Discover new design stories at the 2016 Herman Miller Lounge, Sydney Film Festival Hub, Lower Town Hall.
9-19th June 2016
The Herman Miller Lounge will be at the Sydney Film Festival Hub at Lower Town Hall,
483 George Street, Druitt St Entrance (opposite the Queen Victoria Building)
Herman Miller is delighted to be partnering with the Sydney Film Festival and national retailer Living Edge to once again bring design and film lovers the Herman Miller Lounge at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival Hub. From 9-19th June, the Sydney Film Festival Hub at Lower Town Hall will host a comprehensive range of new and archival pieces from the Herman Miller Collection. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience these beautiful products for themselves.
The 2016 Herman Miller Lounge will feature a host of new products recently released by the global furniture manufacturer. These include reintroductions from George Nelson, Alexander Girard and Don Chadwick along with new designs by Australian designer Charles Wilson and Yves Behar from Fuse Projects.
One of the most influential designers of mid-century modernism in America, George Nelson designed an early version of the Daybed for his own use in 1941, then refined the original design and launched it in 1950. Herman Miller have re-released this design classic, the Nelson Daybed fits effortlessly into a myriad of settings—including the bedroom, living room or office. With removable back or side bolsters, it easily transitions from a sofa to a bed for a momentary respite or a full night’s rest.
Chadwick Modular Seating
Newly rereleased after being out of production for more than a decade, Chadwick Modular Seating embodies the ideal benefit of a modular system: vast variety from just a few parts. Originally designed by Don Chadwick in 1974, and now updated with a higher seat and the ability to carry power, Chadwick Modular Seating remains one of the most versatile and enduring lounge furniture options available. Formal or informal, linear or organic, compact or flowing, powered or not, Chadwick Modular Seating fits into any space.
Nelson Bubble Lamps
An assortment of lights in various spherical silhouettes, the Nelson Bubble Lamps add a touch of softness and luminosity to interiors. Designed by George Nelson in 1952, these elegant fixtures are fashioned from a sturdy, lightweight steel frame yet have a delicate, floating quality, whether in ceiling-hung, floor, table, or wall-mounted variations.
Environmental Enrichment Panels
Alexander Girard created the Environmental Enrichment Panels in 1972, the year before he was to leave Herman Miller to focus his attention on The Girard Foundation. Each design for the panels was first hand drawn by Girard with Magic Markers, and then transferred to a screen for the production process. Playful and bold, these panels—40 designs in all, 11 of which are being reissued now—are an exclamation point at the end of Girard’s long tenure with Herman Miller, re-released in 2015.
Whether you’re working, playing, creating, conversing or hosting dinner guests, you’ll find the Carafe Table designed by Charles Wilson is equally adept at enabling all these activities. A versatile table for urban living, Carafe provides an attractive and adaptable surface for working or entertaining, along with thoughtful storage features. It’s a new take on the traditional communal dining table. Compact apartments that are so much a part of urban living require every space and surface to be flexible in function. To address this need, the Carafe Table was designed to merge the functions of the kitchen table top and the work desk, and transform easily between working and dining modes. Discreet drawers address storage, giving you convenient places to put objects as varied as cables or cutlery, paperwork or linens. Devices are subtly connected to power sources through cut-outs in the drawer bases. Like the communal vessel from which the table takes its name, Carafe embodies the convivial spirit present when family and friends gather.
Public Office Landscape
Public transforms every part of the office - including the individual desk – into places for greater collaboration. Designed by Yves Behar and Fuseproject, it’s the first office system to support casual work and provide comfort, at the desk, in circulation space, and in group areas - all within a consistent design vocabulary. Visually uniform and modular surfaces, storage, and seating can be configured into a broad range of settings that encourage fluid transitions between collaborative and focused work. The soft seating while accommodating a range of people and postures. Public is a new landscape platform that encourages the purposeful interactions that drive work forward – at the desk, in group areas, and throughout the entire office.
About The Herman Miller Lounge
The Herman Miller Lounge is a comprehensive portfolio of freestanding furniture that enables stylish, comfortable and accessible environments in myriad settings—from the boardroom, to the bistro, to the backyard. Drawing on the moniker and underlying principals first defined in the company’s 1948 catalogue by George Nelson, each piece combines beautifully with the others to suit its context, continuing the “creation of a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living.”
The Herman Miller Lounge at Sydney Film Festival 2016 will be presented by Living Edge, national retailer for Herman Miller and leading supplier of premium international furniture brands to Australia’s architect and design community and design enthusiasts.
Visitors to The Herman Miller Lounge can experience famous designs like the Eames Rocking Chair, George Nelson’s re-released Day bed & the Nelson Bubble Lamp, Yves Behar’s Public Office Landscape, Don Chadwick’s Modular seatering and local designer Charles Wilson’s Carafe Table.
The Herman Miller Lounge will be at the Sydney Film Festival Hub at Lower Town Hall*, 9-19th June 2016.
*483 George Street, Druitt St Entrance (opposite the Queen Victoria Building)
About Herman Miller
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organisations to perform at their best. The company’s award-winning products and services generated approximately $1.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2014. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller’s designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognised global leader.
Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the past 12 years, and has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index for the past nine years. In fiscal 2014-15, the company generated $2.14 billion in revenue and employed over 7,000 people worldwide. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR Herman Miller has a long presence in Asia Pacific. Charles and Ray Eames first visited India in 1958; and George Nelson, the first design director for Herman Miller, visited Japan several times in the 1950s and was fascinated by the Japanese designs and culture. Today – Herman Miller owns two production facilities in China located in Ningbo and Dong-guan and has open a third production facility in Bangalore in 2015 to serve our fast growing business in India.
Our Research and Development group is based in Hong Kong, learning unique insights from our markets that feed into our next generation of innovative product solutions. Herman Miller has more than a thousand employees in the region and has become more accessible than ever before with 120 exclusive dealers across Asia Pacific. We are committed to helping our customers to create inspiring spaces of realised potential.
About Living Edge
Living Edge supplies authentic furniture designs for home and work environments to the Australian marketplace. The company offers a range of premium products to fulfil commercial requirements and meet the demands of a growing retail customer base.
Living Edge distributes international furniture ranges from Herman Miller, Muuto, e15, Louis Poulsen, Walter Knoll, BD Barcelona, Established & Sons, La Chance, Lasvit, Bassam Fellows, Howe, PROOFF, Marc Newson, Michael Young, Nonn, Artifort, Waldmann and Andreu World. Showrooms mix iconic pieces from designers like Charles and Ray Eames with new classics from contemporary talent.
Each product in the Living Edge portfolio is chosen for its design excellence, quality craftsmanship and authenticity. The aim is to curate a collection of internationally respected products that enhance home and working life, and everything in between. This is the essence of the Living Edge brand – furniture for life.