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  • Herman Miller Arm Chair

    This Arm Chair, in the Collection of The Henry Ford, consists of molded fiberglass with dark brown padded hopsak upholstery that has a ten-inch opening between the back and seat. The shell sits on a tilt, swivel four blade metal base on black casters. A chair matching this description cannot be found in any Herman Miller Trade Catalogues. This confirms that it is probably a prototype. However, the base does suggest a date circa 1963.

  • Herman Miller Drawer Frame ; Shelf Frame

    This Drawer Frame, in the collection of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, is a prototype which consists of two molded plastic pieces, two wooden pieces, and one vinyl coated metal piece. Co-Struc is a system of containers, frames, carts, and rails. They are lightweight, washable, sanitizable, self-extinguishing, self-stacking, and self-hanging and can be used in hospitals, laboratories and other health care facilities where these features are desirable. The system was developed by the Her…

  • Herman Miller Freestanding Desk ~ Prototype

    This Modular Desk, in the collection of The Henry Ford, consists of a white laminate work surface and base of two square 'C' Shaped metal legs painted gray with metal glides and footrest bar. The back, side panels, and two pencil drawer fronts are walnut veneer. The lift cover is walnut veneer with cork board interior. there is also a padded gray vinyl elbow rest and the edging is a dark gray vinyl. This piece is a Freestanding desk prototype designed by Propst, Robert, commonly referred…

  • Herman Miller Utility Cart

    This Utility Cart, in the collection of The Henry Ford, consists of a chrome plated frame with three shelves and top painted black. The piece has two drawers which are both painted black at the top with chrome drawer pulls and sits on four black casters. It is also referred to as the Haller Mobile Cart. A cart matching this description cannot be found in any Herman Miller Trade Catalog. This confirms that it may be a prototype.

  • Herman Miller Sofa Prototype

    This Sofa Prototype Group, in the collection of The Henry Ford, consists of five components; four prototype shells and one finished version. The finished version has one large tan-gray hopsack padded upholstered cushion with tan vinyl edging over a molded white plastic shell. The one-piece shell seats two. The frame is made of a single piece of metal with four feet that have white plastic glides and black rubber shock mounts. The four prototype sofas are made of different shades of red a…

  • Herman Miller Drawers With Frame

    These Drawers with Frame, in the collection of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, consists of a wooden frame and two drawers. Co-Struc is a system of containers, frames, carts, and rails. They are lightweight, washable, sanitizable, self-extinguishing, self-stacking, and self-hanging and can be used in hospitals, laboratories and other health care facilities where these features are desirable. The system was developed by the Herman Miller Research Corporation, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. T…

  • Herman Miller Table

    This Table, in the collection of The Henry Ford, consists of a rectangular top with light tone veneer over molded plywood. The top sits on a base made of four curved, tapered legs of the same material. A table matching these dimensions and description cannot be found in any Herman Miller Trade Catalogues. This confirms that it is probably a prototype.

  • Herman Miller Office Chair

    This Office Chair, in the collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, is constructed with brown molded plastic for the shell and base. The base is circular in shape. This is a prototype for the molded plastic office chair. There were only about one dozen chairs made like this. Product Number: Prototype

  • Herman Miller Prototype for Soft Pad Sofa

    This Casting, in the collection of the Oakland Museum of California, is a sofa casting made of metal and painted silver. This sofa casting is the first casting for a Soft Pad Sofa. Herman Miller Trade Name: Prototype for Soft Pad Sofa

  • Herman Miller Prototype for 1730-1 Arm Chair

    This Chair Shell, in the collection of the Oakland Museum of California, consists of a molded, dark gray plastic shell. This shell form was developed for LaFonda del Sol Restaurant, New York City and appears to be a prototype. Herman Miller Trade Name: Prototype for 1730-1 Arm Chair Herman Miller Series: 1700 Product Number: 1730-1

  • Herman Miller Straight Module

    Chadwick's Modular Seating is made of Urethane foam cushioning molded over plywood, steel, and molded polystyrene structure. The base is molded, black polystyrene. The molded polystyrene connector is then riveted to a steel bar. This object, in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was a prototype for the production version which included interchangeable seats that can be formed to a custom design thanks to multiple seating arrangements in lounge seating height. The s…

  • Herman Miller prototype

    This Stool, in the collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, is constructed with a pronged aluminum pedestal base with three extended feet. The base supports a padded seat which is upholstered with leather. This is stool is the prototype for those made for the LaFonda del Sol restaurant in New York City. Herman Miller Trade Name: prototype

  • Herman Miller Prototype For L-Cart

    This Cart, in the collection of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, consists of a wooden cart painted grey with four casters. Tag attached reads: "L cart mock-up shows method allowing two-part mold manufacturing. " Co-Struc is a system of containers, frames, carts, and rails; lightweight, washable, sanitizable, self-extinguishing, self-stacking, self-hanging for use in hospitals, laboratories and other health care facilities where these features are desirable. The system was developed by t…