Friday, September 16, 2011
House Industries Designs Hand-Printed Eames Tables For Herman Miller Asia-Pacific
The very hip type foundry House Industries has teamed up with Herman Miller to produce a limited edition series of 80 Eames wire-base tables.
The Eames wire based low tables (LTR) include letters, numbers and ornaments from their Eames Century Modern font collection.
Each tabletop is hand-printed by House’s own David Dodde in their Grand Rapids, Michigan factory, returned to Herman Miller for assembly then packaged in a special House Industries-designed wooden crate.
Andy Cruz originally showed sketches of a printed LTR table to Yoko Sasaki, Marketing director of Herman Miller Japan, during his trip to Tokyo in 2010. Soon after House Industries got busy with the Eames Office and Herman Miller in Zeeland, Michigan to bring the sketches to life. As with most House Industries projects, they tried their best to make the packaging for this limited edition something you wouldn’t throw away once the table was removed. I believe they succeeded.
Photography by Carlos Alejandro
Forty tables will be available in Hong Kong at the Herman Miller Reach event on September 16, 2011 and 40 will be available at the House Industries exhibition at the Herman Miller Tokyo Showroom on October 27, 2011.
Reach Hong Kong
September 16, 2011
Hong Kong Design Institute
3 King Ling Road,
Tseung Kwan O,
N.T., Hong Kong
House at Herman Miller Japan
Opening Reception: October 27, 2011
Herman Miller Japan Showroom
Marunouchi MY PLAZA
2-1-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
information courtesy of House Industries