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Herman Miller Explosion in NYC - Part 2

by Brad Powell

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5.14.12 | Last week, officeinsight featured a short piece on Herman Miller activities in New York City. This is not so much a follow up as an emendation and extension.

In that part of the story relating to the new New York Office of Creative Office Pavilion, I failed to mention Tobron, the third, and oldest, Herman Miller dealership in NYC. Tobron is a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) company led by President, Amy Bearss, and is located at The Altman Building at 135 West 18thStreet  (between 6th and 7th Avenues), 4th Floor. More good news, Tobron is currently hiring Sales/Business Development people and an Operations Manager. To apply, contact Ms. Bearss: T: 212.633.3071, abearss@tobron.com

The second part of that story, the Pop Up Shop, launched the reinvigorated and expanded Herman Miller Collection. While it was convenient and timely to publish this story last week, it wasn’t until midweek that the official opening and open house occurred. I was out of town and couldn’t attend, but I stole peek before the crowds were admitted, and was so delighted with what I saw that I wanted to encourage those who could to visit through the series of images now displayed. I also note that this is not an exercise in nostalgia or historical admiration. Rather, it is an appreciation of great design for now, and a reminder that we would all benefit from reviewing the ideas of the past – in design and otherwise – to increase our understanding of what we are, or could be doing, to continue to improve our lives. The Pop Up shop will be open until July 1 and is located at 68 Wooster Street (between Spring and Broome) in the heart of SoHo, with 6,000 sq.ft. feet of product display. Everything is for sale, so bring your credit cards.

Categories: Companies, Mfg./Distribution, Products


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