Contact: Rich Roat, (302) 234-2356, firstname.lastname@example.org
House Industries and Herman Miller Japan announce a conceptually elegant collaboration that combines the classic Eames wire-base table with timeless typographic forms drawn from the House Industries Eames Century Modern font collection. Each tabletop is hand-printed in House’s Grand Rapids, Michigan factory, returned to Herman Miller for assembly then packaged in a special House Industries-designed wooden crate.
House Industries and Herman Miller are producing a limited edition series of 80 tables that include A thru Z, numbers and ornaments from House Industries Eames Century Modern font collection. Forty tables will be available 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.
“I originally showed sketches of a printed LTR table to Herman Miller Japan during my trip to Tokyo in 2010 and soon after we planned to launch a limited edition series of the printed Eames LTRs.” said House Industries owner Andy Cruz. “As with most House Industries projects, I tried my best to make the packaging for this limited edition something you wouldn’t throw away once the table was removed. Who doesn’t like a printed wooden crate that can do double duty as a storage container?”
Released in 2010, the House Industries Eames Century Modern font collection (click here for a press page, click here for product information) culminated from a ten-year research and design partnership with the estate of Charles and Ray Eames. Herman Miller’s Eames wire-base table (also known as LTR or Low Table Rod) is world renowned for its simple functional beauty and has survived over half a century as an icon of modern design.
Founded by Andy Cruz and Rich Roat in 1993, House Industries is known throughout the world for its eclectic typeface collections and impeccable design reputation. The studio splits its time between expanding the House Industries retail font library, creating new products, participating in carefully-curated collaborations and developing identity systems for select clients.
This project would not be possible without the help of Entropy Design. Entropy Design represents House Industries in Japan and Asia.