Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller
Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller has been on display at the Austin Museum of Art for most of the summer, and will run through September 11, so there’s still time to catch the exhibition before it moves on. The show focuses on the mid-century design work of the famed furniture factory, which included such iconic pieces as the Eames chair (named by Time Magazine as the “Design of the Century.”
There are models, prototypes, and actual pieces on display, including full-scale recreations of the “action offices” designed by Herman Miller decades ago, which have helped to define the look of the American office over the past half-century or so. While many of these works are aesthetically pleasing and could be considered art in their own right, the goal of the designers was always to create items that worked with and for the end consumer.
We visited AMOA recently and spoke with interim curator Andrea Mellard about the exhibition; see below for a video.
at AMOA Downtown, 823 Congress
through September 11