Yamasaki Legacy Lecture Series: Design at Herman Miller

Yamasaki Legacy Lecture Series: Design at Herman Miller

Yamasaki Legacy Lecture Series : Design at Herman Miller

Thursday, October 17, 2013
7:00 – 8:00pm
DeRoy Auditorium
5203 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

Featured Speaker:
Sam Grawe
Editorial Director, Herman Miller

Design at Herman Miller is many things. It is a means of asking questions and seeking answers. It is a process that touches all aspects of what Herman Miller does-from research, to production, to sales. It is a driving force for positive change. It is a point of differentiation from our competitors. It is a spirit of collaboration. It is, perhaps most importantly, Herman Miller’s point of connection to the world in which we live and the customers we serve. This is the story of how did a small and unremarkable West Michigan furniture producer became a world leader in design.

Sam Grawe began his role as editorial director at Herman Miller in 2012. He served as the editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine from 2006-2011. While at Dwell, he was part of the team that garnered a National Magazine Award in 2005, and in 2009 was a finalist in the National Design Awards. He began at Dwell shortly after its launch in 2000, after working in the studio of Herman Miller designer Bruce Burdick.

The Yamasaki Legacy project enhances and facilitates scholarship, public interest and restoration of the architectural heritage at Wayne State University that Minoru Yamasaki and his buildings have created. These buildings include the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, the Education Building, the Meyer and Anna Prentis Building, and the Helen L. DeRoy Auditorium.

There is no admission for this lecture, but registration is required.
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