Promotions: one of the world’s largest collections of design companies, MillerKnoll says that each of its brands “offers a distinct perspective on design and a full portfolio of products”.
In 2021, the American furniture brand Herman Miller completed its $1.8 billion acquisition of fellow furniture brand Knoll and renamed the new group MillerKnoll.
According to MillerKnoll, its market size and scope make it an ideal partner to source and supply products “even for the most intricate of projects”.
“Our brands are leading the conversation on design – just as they have for over 100 years,” said MillerKnoll. “United by a belief that design can change the world for the better, they’re anticipating and shaping what’s to come, in ways big and small.”
Each of its brands has a distinct offer, from ergonomic products for the office to comfortable furniture for the hospitality sector, but is united in MillerKnoll’s overall values, according to the brand.
“Working with MillerKnoll gives our clients a catalog of products and customizations that are unmatched,” said the brand.
A number of high-profile design brands are part of the collective, including Herman Miller, Knoll, Hay, Maharam, Muuto, Colebrook Bosson Saunders and NaughtOne, among others.
Herman Miller produces pieces for the workplace, including seating informed by mid-century furniture design but with modern ergonomics, such as the Aeron chair by designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick.
Knoll is best known for its modernist furniture, including the iconic Womb chair and Barcelona chair. Knoll’s Womb chair was created by designer Eero Saarinen and turns 75 this year.
“The Womb Chair defied conventions of what a chair could be,” said Knoll. “From the feminist instinct that sparked its inception to the materials and construction that allowed its organic form.”
Colebrook Bosson Saunders creates award-winning ergonomic products that aim to enhance wellbeing in the workplace and improve the connection between people and technology. A notable product includes its Flo X – a single monitor arm that can hold up to 43-inch large screens.
The product has won a number of awards since being launched this year, including the Red Dot Design Award 2023 for outstanding design excellence, and the iF Design Award 2023, which signifies design excellence.
Danish design brand Muuto aims to create furniture that is characterized by its “enduring aesthetics, functionality and craftsmanship”.
The brand combines traditional techniques with new materials to deliver fresh perspectives on Scandinavian design. Examples are its Fiber chair made from recycled plastic and the Cover Armchair, which brings a new perspective to the wooden armchair.
According to MillerKnoll, the collective takes a sustainability-first approach and works with its global partners and brands to reduce its carbon footprint and source better materials.
The brand’s 2030 sustainability goals include using 50 per cent or more recycled materials, which are sustainably and responsibly produced; stopping its use of single-use plastics; reducing waste; and reducing the carbon footprint of the collective’s products and operations by 50 per cent.
Recently the brand has transitioned to purchase 100 per cent renewable hydro and wind energy at its largest facilities and began incorporating ocean-bound plastic in some of its most notable pieces.
In addition to prioritizing sustainable design, MillerKnoll says that all of its brands lead with research. According to the collective, each of its brands’ products is backed with data and testing with the aim that they will still be functional for up to 25 years from now.
“As many of our clients know, successful execution begins with research,” said the brand.
“MillerKnoll’s research and innovation teams are integral to each of the products we build and how we work with our clients to layout their spaces.”
MillerKnoll is one of the largest collectives of global brands that supply products for the home, office and beyond.
To view more about MillerKnoll, including its products and mission, visit its website.
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