House Industries for Herman Miller Asia-Pacific

House Industries and Herman Miller are producing a limited edition series of 80 Eames wire-base tables (aka an LTR or Low Table Rod) that include A thru Z, numbers and ornaments from the Eames Century Modern font collection. 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. Each tabletop is hand-printed by House’s own David Dodde in our Grand Rapids, Michigan factory, returned to Herman Miller for assembly then packaged in a special House Industries-designed wooden crate.

I originally showed sketches of a printed LTR table to Yoko Sasaki, Marketing director of Herman Miller Japan, during my trip to Tokyo in 2010. Soon after we got busy with the Eames Office and Herman Miller in Zeeland, Michigan to bring the sketches to life. As with most House Industries projects, we tried our 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?

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

Photography by Carlos Alejandro

Posted by on September 15, 2011