Highlights from Design Week: Herman Miller.

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Upholstered Eames Chairs, Girard Wall Panel. Photo by Gwendolyn Horton

Whether you call it NYCxD, ICFF, Wanted, Design Week or something else, New York City in mid-May is the place to see what’s happening in furniture and product design. The Michigan-based company Herman Miller exhibited in a stunning space at the Standard Hotel. They also hosted a pop-up exhibition celebrating Alexander Girard (on view until May 28).

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Photo by Gwendolyn Horton

Raise your hand if you love George Nelson. Designed in 1958, his Swag Leg Desk is looking sharp with the new Mirra 2 Task Chair and a lamp by Ilse Crawford.

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Matching shirt coincidental? Photo by Gwendolyn Horton

Oh, to be ten. Or five. Or however old this camo-clad child is. Kindly test-driving the Color Wheel Ottoman for me, we met at the pop-up exhibition Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision. Designed by Girard in 1967, the Ottoman will be back in production by Herman Miller this fall.

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Photo by Gwendolyn Horton

All-black is the new black. Introducing the Eames Lounge and Ottoman “murdered out” in all black. As for this industry term, why murdered? When it comes to Eames, I’d prefer something like noir style, lights out, bewitching, midnight caller, ooh-la-la, the night shift… What would you call it?