Herman Miller, partnering with the Sydney Film Festival and national retailer Living Edge, once again brings design and film lovers the Herman Miller Collection Lounge at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival Hub.
On the opening evening of Sydney Film Festival on 3 June, the Herman Miller Collection Lounge was opened to all guests who had the opportunity to view and experience new and archival pieces from the Herman Miller Collection. On 10 June, the Herman Miller Lounge welcomed industry leads for a networking party.
The Herman Miller Collection 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 2015 Herman Miller Collection Lounge features a host of recently released products. These include reintroductions from the Girard Group, including Environmental Enrichment Panels and bold Colour Wheel Ottomans, the Crosshatch chair by EOOS, new sofas by Bassam Fellows, striking side tables by Studio 7.5 and the popular Eames Plastic Shell chairs in new and traditional colourways.
Herman Miller products have long been favoured by film directors and production teams, and can be seen on the sets of countless films and television series, from Bond films and ‘Mad Men’ to ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy.
But Herman Miller’s association with film really has its roots in the company’s famous relationship with Charles and Ray Eames. During their prolific career, Charles and Ray produced over 125 films including groundbreaking works such as ‘Powers of Ten’ and ‘Glimpses of the U.S.A.’ The first Eames Lounge and Ottoman – one of the most celebrated pieces in the Herman Miller Collection – was made by the duo as a gift for Billy Wilder, director of film classics ‘Sunset Boulevard’ (1950) and ‘Some Like It Hot’ (1959).