Herman Miller Celebrates Five California Architects


The web site for furniture and design company Herman Miller has always been pretty impressive, offering 3D models and advanced visualization tools allowing us to spin around in its chairs. Now the company has launched a new web series called POV celebrating the work of five California architects.

Cigolle x Coleman TR+2 StudioHouse  Photo by Russell Abraham

The sleek, interactive site includes photos, videos and interviews with the architects, as they talk us through their design, material choices, and program.

JFAK  The King Residence Photo by Benny Chan/Fotoworks

Herman Miller partnered with digital agency Hello Design to direct the interviews and build the site. Interviews with architects Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner of the eponymously named Marmol Radziner talk at length about the interaction between site, context and design for the Desert House, despite the fact that it was a pre-fab experiment.

Marmol Radziner  Desert House  Courtesy of Marmol Radziner

Other interviews include Kim Coleman of Cigolle X Coleman, James Meyer of LeanArch, Jim Jennings of Jennings Architecture and John Friedman of JFAK Architects. Lest you forget this is a Herman Miller-sponsored endeavor, photographer Juergen Nogai (a former partner of Julius Shulman) has capture some of the company’s classic designs in the Inspired Spaces sections of the site.

Jim Jennings Desert One Photo by Joe Fletcher

Speaking of Julius Shulman, Herman Miller is also giving away a copy of the classic Julius Shulman: Modernism Rediscovered to one of its visitors.


LeanArch Kuhlhaus 2 Courtesy of LeanArch

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