Our bodies are made to move. Layout Studio Exchange promotes health and well-being by encouraging a dynamic approach to how individuals work. This is so important because research shows that when our bodies are static, we risk health issues such as fatigue and musculoskeletal injuries. Prolonged sitting can even lead to long-term conditions such as heart disease. Layout Studio Exchange is designed to move us.
United we stand
Through our research, we’ve learned that nearly 70 percent of all collaboration happens at the desk. To facilitate the free flow of ideas and knowledge sharing, individual workspaces should adapt to the needs of more than one person. Layout Studio Exchange adjusts naturally to the people who use it. Individuals can modify their workspace and stand shoulder-to-shoulder or sit side-by-side, which is unifying and energising.
Stay in control
Layout Studio Exchange can be modified so effectively, it enables people to make choices without realising they’re doing it. From electric sit-stand, to seated crank adjustability, Layout Studio Exchange adapts to different work activities and their supporting postures, and allows them to change naturally throughout the day. An open-ended solution, it also allows a fixed-height workstation to be easily updated to a crank-adjustable or sit-stand model at a later date.
Because Layout Studio Exchange shares design features with the rest of the Layout Studio family, they integrate seamlessly together to provide a highly adaptable, and contemporary, global workplace solution. The added element of choice through height-adjustability and an array of colours, materials and finishes creates nearly endless possibilities for expressing an organisation’s character.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him.
By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
Since then, we’ve collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Propst, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Ayse Birsel, Studio 7.5, Yves Béhar, Doug Ball, and many talented others.
Today, in addition to our classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments, and related technologies and services. A publicly held company headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, we have manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Italy, and the United Kingdom and sales offices, dealers, licensees, and customers in over 100 countries.
We operate through several focused businesses, brands, and distribution channels, including Herman Miller, Herman Miller Healthcare, Nemschoff, Geiger International, and independently owned dealerships. All of them work to design and build a better world around you.