Friday Bench: Herman Miller

I visited the Herman Miller factory in Melksham last week – purveyor of top quality design-led office furniture. They hosted a tour as part of Heritage Open Days.

The building’s architecture is pretty amazing – a long-term partnership the company has had with Nicholas Grimshaw, who’s designed all their facilities in Bath and Chippenham as well as this one.

Examples of their furniture are found all round the office, so they were a natural to feature for a Friday Bench today πŸ˜‰

Whilst there I realised:

  1. the site is where my uncle Gerald did his national service in the RAF
  2. I’ve sat on and used Herman Miller furniture in my previous day job.

I’m amazed to think a global brand is made so close to home. The chairs we sat on in the meeting room were so comfortable, I want one!

It was a fascinating visit and tour.

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