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Goldstein Museum of Design
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Goldstein Museum Gallery, McNeal Hall, Saint Paul Campus

Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller

November 21, 2009 – January 17, 2010; Opening Reception, November 20, 6:00-8:00 PM.

Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller explores the collaborative problem-solving design process employed at the world-renowned furniture company, Herman Miller, Inc. Organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in collaboration with The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, the exhibition draws upon that institution’s Herman Miller Design Collection– a comprehensive archive of the company’s innovative processes and products.

The inspiration for the exhibition came from Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller by design scholar and authority John R. Berry, first published by Rizzoli International in 2004. Berry also served as the exhibition’s guest curator. An extraordinary partnership with The Henry Ford made available the vast resources of that institution’s Herman Miller Design Collection, most of which has never before been on public view.

Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller was organized for national tour by the Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan, founded in 1912 as a division of the Muskegon Public Schools. The exhibition was created in collaboration with The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, through the generous support of Herman Miller, Inc. The exhibition was curated by John Berry, Holland; coordinated by Timothy Chester, Grand Rapids; designed by Judy Hillman and Barb Loveland, Hillman Associates, Saugatuck; and fabricated by Vincent

Local presentation of Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller provided by: Lead Sponsors:  Room & Board; Herman Miller, Inc.
Major Sponsor:  Studio Weber + Associates; Sponsors:  Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.; Design Within Reach; Julie Snow Architects, Inc. Additional funding provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Friends of GMD, and the College of Design.

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