Yves Behar and Herman Miller

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Herman Miller has a long and illustrious history with designers like Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. It’s a relationship that casts a long shadow – one that we think often masks the extraordinary stable of contemporary designers the company currently works with. Among the new guard is Swiss-born, US-based Yves Behar. His work for Herman Miller includes the LED illuminated, Leaf and Ardea task lights. There’s another top secret design Behar and Herman Miller are working on, which we can't wait to see unveiled...

The Huffington Post recently announced a new column called Design Thursdaysand the first post focused on Behar and his work at Yerba Buena. The Eames hack highchair below is part of the design exhibition at Yerba Buena. The exhibition runs til October 3rd.

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Are you still scratching your head about who Mr. Behar is? Don't worry, you don't have to be an obsessed design junkie to recognize his body of work. The man is prolific, creating iconic designs: the Jawbone headset, the sexy-friendly form of the JimmyJane Form 2 vibrator, the Chiclet gum-shaped Mint floor care robot, the chic video game peripheral for Tony Hawk Ride, and even a set top box for French TV channel Canal+. You know when a designer can go from sex aid to floor care in a heartbeat, he's someone worth taking note of.

Originally published at Lifework by Cerentha Harris with additional images/text by Gregory Han