Diversity in Design Series by The Local Project & Herman Miller Australia

Diversity in Design The Local Project & Herman Miller Australia presents the Nelson Bubble Pendant Apr2021
Introducing Herman Miller Australia's Diversity in Design Series in collaboration with The Local Project Featuring design firm SJB and the Nelson Bubble Pendant. Tasked with reinterpreting the iconic Herman Miller Nelson Bubble Lamp to articulate themes of diversity and inclusion, SJB created a design whose strong base reflects the importance of community support and, in the process of working on the project, rediscovered as a team the joys of in-person collaboration within the office.

Mid Century Design Icon - Eames Shell Chair

Eames Shell Chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames, designers of the Eames Shell Chair famously said: “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” Most of the designs that came out of the Eames Office did just that—suiting a need and solving a problem. But what is perhaps most remarkable about Charles and Ray’s 1950 design for the Eames Shell Chair is just how many of life’s requirements they were able to meet in a single, gracious form.

Mid Century Design Icon - Nelson Platform Bench

Mid Century Design Icon - George Nelson
Equal parts seat and surface, the Nelson Platform Bench emerged from George Nelson’s Fortune magazine office to join his first Herman Miller Collection in 1946. A landmark of modern design, the bench has the clean, rectilinear lines that reflect designer George Nelson’s architectural background and his insistence on what he called “honest” design: making an honest visual statement about an object’s purpose. Own an iconic design. Up to 15% off selected Mid Century Designs, ends 27 Feb 2021.
Ginger Zalaba

Ginger Zalaba

Ginger Zalaba grew up among artists and designers. Originally she dreamt of owning a gallery. She graduated from Zurich University of the Arts with a master’s in exhibition design. After her father’s death, she took over her parents’ company in her mid-twenties and, with great determination, transformed it into the design studio she has managed since 2012. In the meantime she has studied interior design at the IED Institute of Design in Italy and made her début at the world’s leading furnishings show, the Salone del Mobile in Milan, with her own furniture collection in 2015.

Mid Century Design Icon - Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Mid Century Design Icons - Charles and Ray Eames
Designed by design icons Charles and Ray Eames, when the Eames lounge chair and ottoman was introduced in 1956, there was nothing else like it. The design was completely new. It has endured for more than 50 years to become one of the significant furniture designs of the 20th century. Own an iconic design. designcraft is offering up to 15% off selected Mid Century Designs from Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, ends 27 Feb 2021.

Didier / Puffalo Universal Group

Puffalo Universal Group by Didier
Puffalo Universal Group is highly flexible and endlessly adaptable. Boundless inspiration for creating interior landscapes from the largest communal spaces to the smallest private pods. Made in Melbourne and endlessly adaptable, this versatile furniture collection offers boundless inspiration for creating interior landscapes from the largest communal environments to the smallest private pods, allowing designers to freely tailor distinctive configurations and play with fabrics, colours, materials, and timber finishes.
Introducing Herman Miller Australia's Diversity in Design Series in collaboration with The Local Project Featuring design firm SJB and the Nelson Bubble Pendant. Tasked with reinterpreting the iconic Herman Miller Nelson Bubble Lamp to articulate themes of diversity and inclusion, SJB created a design whose strong base reflects the importance of community support and, in the process of working on the project, rediscovered as a team the joys of in-person collaboration within the office.
Charles and Ray Eames, designers of the Eames Shell Chair famously said: “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” Most of the designs that came out of the Eames Office did just that—suiting a need and solving a problem. But what is perhaps most remarkable about Charles and Ray’s 1950 design for the Eames Shell Chair is just how many of life’s requirements they were able to meet in a single, gracious form.

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