The Herman Miller booth at ICFF was bustling as usual but we were able to get the scoop on a few new things for 2010. From reintroductions to design updates and items inspired by classics, this uber-American furniture maker is looking to the past as they shape the future of their offerings. The big news is the reissue of the…
…Nelson Basic Cabinet Series.
Beautifully made, these are simple, high quality case goods (photos 1 and 2) that have stood the test of time design wise and are built to last. The design is straightforward enough to fit into any room - living, bed, home office.
In addition to the reintroduction of the cabinets, the Nelson Platform Bench is being shown with new legs - well, not really new, since they were one of the original options - but rather, alternative legs that haven't been available for a long time. We really liked the look of the narrow metal legs (photo 3) as an alternate to the familiar wide black wooden legs (photo 4) - it's a nice fresh update.
The booth was also decorated with a really substantial and quite beautiful contemporary table lamp (photo 5) by Klein Reid that was inspired by the Eames Walnut Spinning Tops. It's not available for purchase at this point, but who knows...judging from some feedback that we saw while we were touring the booth, it just may be at some future date.