Herman Miller Reach Melbourne 2016 - Realise Your Potential

Thursday 15 September 2016


Laurens Hall, 183 Laurens St, North Melbourne VIC


10:00 - 18:00


REACH is a design festival where Herman Miller showcases our latest innovation and designs.

Like our previous events in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Manilla, Bangalore and Tokyo – REACH aims to connect the design community in each city and bring together thought leaders to share, learn from each other and celebrate the power of design. This year we focus on business drivers and how we help our clients raise the performance of their workspace.


Experience Herman Miller Living Office

  • Experience Herman Miller Living Office
  • Try the new Activity and Keyn Chair
  • Learn more about Collaborative spaces with Exclave
  • Optimis approaches workstation design with new accessories and customisable options
  • Try Passport live and test new features Interactive Map and content pages
  • Introducing Herman Miller Healthcare

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REACH is an exclusive event and open to invited guests only.
Herman Miller retains the rights to refuse entry.

Herman Miller Presents

1500 - Simplicity and Sustainability – Jack Wang, POSH Design Lab
1515 - Innovation is a State of Mind – Amanda Stanaway, Woods Bagot
1530 - Sector Differences – Workplace – Brenton Smith, Bates Smart
1545 - Successful Staff Engagement – Heidi Smith, Gray Puksand
1600 - Keyn Chair – Richard Stevens & Joohee Lee, forpeople
1620 - Break
1630 - Designing an Experience - Gavin Harris, Futurespace
1645 - The Academic Workplace – Andrew Schunke, Architectus
1700 - Future of Workplace – Amanda York, PDM International
1715 - RAW: Responsive Agile Workplace – Innovation from within – Agustin Chevez, Hassell
1730 - Technology, People and Workplace – Sue Solly, Geyer

Join us for drinks until 1830.
The content of the program may change.

Product Highlights

Activity Chair

Workspaces are changing to support new modes of work. New ways of working are leading us to agile environments that promote collaboration, creativity and productivity. Flexibility helps build self-empowerment – especially when it comes to where you work. Activity features a weight-sensitive mechanism that responds to your body automatically and delivers comfort in an instant.

Optimis Desking System

Optimis celebrates the joy of creating by focusing on simple materials like paper and sheet metal that can be designed to focus highly robust and architectural objects. POSH Design Lab also took their cues from origami techniques, or the Japanese art of folding paper. The end result is a unique desking solution that is highly functional and less impactful on the environment. Optimis is the first desking platform with an open source platform for paper accessories.


T2 is a next generation smart desks that embraces the potential of Internet of Things for workspaces. Combining an App driven digital experience with a hardworking desking – T2 elevates the art of stand up work to a new level. T2 moves and moves. As a mobile, height-adjustable workpoint, T2 is highly adaptive and form part of a “hackable” solutions that empowers users to create their own spaces. Combining user centric sensitivity with above desk technology manager with a completely concealed cable management – T2 is unlike any other desk made.


Group spaces that encourage engagement and productivity are more important than ever, yet our research shows that up to two-thirds are avoided. Exclave is designed to remove the frictions that inhibit engagement and productivity. A broad range of applications that include mobile accessories like white boards, pin boards, technology and video conferencing support that hang up on modular rails and a range of unique shape standing and seating height desks – Exclave brings higher performance to collaboration and enhances creativity thinking.


Based on the belief that the more people connect, the better they work, Public transforms every part of the office—including individual desks—into places for collaboration. Public can be used to create settings to support casual work and to provide comfort at the desk, in circulation spaces, and in group areas— all within a consistent design vocabulary.

Rhyme, Riley, Construct and more

Herman Miller are delighted to have partnered with naughtone, a leader in upholstered soft seating products, stools, and occasional and meeting tables. naughtone’s products complement Herman Miller’s offering, enabling us to provide a complete furniture package to support our Living Office concept and reflect the way that offices are designed and planned today. naughtone has become known for their high quality manufacturing and innovative products such as the Hush wingback chair, Trace table, and the Always chair range.

Florabella, Sleepover 123, Procedure Carts and more

Herman Miller has long been recognised as a leader in the commercial and residential furniture industry. Less well known on these shores is the range of products for hospitals and other healthcare related facilities. Now that is changing with the introduction of this portfolio nationwide. Herman Miller has the largest and most comprehensive healthcare furniture offering across the globe. Combining our healthcare range with our existing product lines means we are able to supply furniture solutions for all aspects of the heath environment: from the welcome zone, through to all levels of patient care and the spaces in between. Ergonomic, aesthetically considered, and comfortable work spaces can improve the care-giving experience and work to make the environment a more positive place.