material sampling

No, it’s not some boring science project.  Material sampling refers to Herman Miller’s new program that encompasses all of their 1600+ materials in one reference set.

Herman Miller has launched a new program designed to make all 1,600+ materials accessible, understandable, and fun to explore. Samples of all materials are bound into a 15-volume set of reference books–each the size of a hardcover novel–that breaks with the industry tradition of three-ring binders with removable pages. Books in the reference library are constructed using a proprietary process that welds the pages into a cover, thus enabling a closed-loop reclamation program consistent with Herman Miller’s sustainable goals.

Herman Miller has launched a new program designed to make all 1,600+ materials accessible, understandable, and fun to explore. Samples of all materials are bound into a 15-volume set of reference books–each the size of a hardcover novel–that breaks with the industry tradition of three-ring binders with removable pages. Books in the reference library are constructed using a proprietary process that welds the pages into a cover, thus enabling a closed-loop reclamation program consistent with Herman Miller’s sustainable goals.

A new website has been launched that features all 1,600+ materials. A custom algorithm displays all swatches in continually shifting color arrangement governed by multiple search criteria. The website was designed to replicate the real-life experience of browsing and designing with actual materials.

I have to imagine the reference set is in the thousands, but the website is pretty cool to navigate as well.  Let your creative juices flow at Herman Miller.

Via Core 77.

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