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Herman Miller Why Design Series | Irving Harper

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Rye, New York, is the bucolic setting for the latest installment of Herman Miller's "Why Design" video series. The industrial designer Irving Harper makes his home there, surrounded by paper-sculpture examples of his skill and creativity. As the former design director for Nelson Office, Harper created designs for Herman Miller that are now considered paragons of the modernist style. They range from the Marshmallow Sofa to the Ball Clock to the Herman Miller logo itself. In the video, Harper expounds on his love of African art and the versatility of paper, which has been the mainstay of his creative process since his days at Nelson.