Herman Miller, Inc.’s primary business consists of the research, design, manufacture, selling, and distribution of office furniture systems, seating products, other freestanding furniture elements, textiles, home furnishings and related services. The company also offers products for residential settings, including Eames, Eames (lounge chair configuration), Eames (management chair configuration), Eames Soft Pad, Nelson basic cabinet series, Nelson end table, Nelson lanterns, Nelson marshmallow sofa, Nelson miniature chests, Nelson platform bench, Nelson swag leg group, Nelson tray table, Bubble Lamps, Airia, Ardea, Bumper, Burdick Group, Everywhere tables, Claw, Caper, Distil, Envelope, Formwork, Full Round, H Frame, I Beam, Landmark, Logic Mini, Logic Power Access Solutions, Renew, Rolled Arm, Scissor, Sled, Soft Pad, Swoop, Tone, Twist, Ward Bennett and Wireframe. The company's products are marketed worldwide by its own sales staff, independent dealers and retailers, its owned dealer network, via its e-commerce Website and through its owned retail studios. The company's furniture systems, seating, freestanding furniture, storage, casegood and textile products, and related services are used in institutional environments, including offices and related conference, lobby, and lounge areas, and general public areas, including transportation terminals; health/science environments including hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities; industrial and educational settings; and residential and other environments. Acquisitions In September, 2015, the company acquired certain assets associated with the George Nelson Bubble Lamp product line, which together constituted the acquisition of a business. Customer The company’s major end-user customer is the U.S. federal government, which accounted for $88 million, of its net sales in 2016. Patents, Trademarks, Licenses The company has active utility patents on various components used in its products and active design patents. Various trademarks, including the name and stylized ‘Herman Miller’ and the ‘Herman Miller Circled Symbolic M’ trademark are registered in the United States and various foreign countries. The company also owns various trademarks that include Herman Miller, Herman Miller Circled Symbolic M, Maharam, Geiger, Design Within Reach, DWR, Nemschoff, Action Office, Ethospace, Aeron, Mirra, Embody, Setu, Sayl, Eames, PostureFit, Meridian, and Canvas Office Landscape. Research and Development The company incurred $62.4 million on research and development activities. Competition In the United States, the company's most significant competitors are Haworth, HNI Corporation, Kimball International, Knoll, and Steelcase. History Herman Miller, Inc. was founded in 1905. The company was incorporated in Michigan in 1905.
herman miller inc
(MLHR:Consolidated Issue Listed on NASDAQ Global Select )
855 East Main Avenue
PO Box 302
Zeeland, MI 49464
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