Herman Miller

Living Office Installation

An interactive display in Chicago for legendary design firm Herman Miller.


When legendary furniture design firm Herman Miller wanted to educate customers on their concept of the “Living Office” they realized they needed a compelling method to get the word across. So they got in touch with Brand New School to help create an interactive tabletop display for the company’s showroom in the Chicago Merchandise Mart. The table made its debut at the 2014 NeoCon, the biggest design conference for commercial interiors in North America.

Herman Miller’s Senior Manager of Digital Art Direction Eric Ishii-Eckhardt reached out to Brand New School after partnering with us on past projects. We worked with Herman Miller’s in-house design team to prototype, design, and build the electronics and software for the table, which houses several video screens and features animations detailing the company’s Living Office concept. Visitors can explore the animations by turning the physical dials mounted below the screens.

We were honored to work on this project for such an iconic design firm. Thank you to Eric and everyone at Herman Miller for allowing us to be a part of this!

Thanks to our friends at The Martin Agency for such a fun project!

Executive Creative Director
Jonathan Notaro

Director of Digital
Justin Bakse

Lead Developer
Greg Schomburg

Interior Photography
George Lambros