Herman Miller brings people (and chairs) together.

At last week’s “Herman Miller: Then and Now” event at the DWR Evanston Studio in Illinois, about 40 folks gathered to see vintage Eames pieces paired with the new licensed classics. “All the vintage pieces were more than 50 years old,” says proprietor Norah Utley, “with some pieces going back as far as 1946!” The evening included a presentation by David Carter of Pegboard Modern who shared his extensive knowledge of the iconic company, as well as a screening of the films of Charles and Ray Eames.

It’s a fine and wonderful thing to be able to read the histories and stories behind these legendary designers and their work (and we invite you to share your own experiences in our comments section). But at DWR, we’d like you to be able to experience them first hand, as well. During the Herman Miller Sale (which runs through December 13), the Newport Beach Studio will be celebrating the Eameses with a film festival and DWR Scottsdale welcomes folks to the Studio to check out Herman Miller’s latest introduction, the Setu Chair. But you can test drive the work of Charles and Ray, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson anytime really, by just stopping into your local Studio.