Interiors and Design: Herman Miller Broadens Consumer Reach with New York City Retail Store

Opening Of Physical Retail In North America Part Of The Company’s Multi-Channel Consumer Strategy

Global design manufacturer Herman Miller, Inc. announced the opening of a Herman Miller-branded retail store anchoring the company’s New York City flagship. Open to the public as of Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the store occupies 6,000 SF on the ground and second floors of Herman Miller’s multi-level presence at 251 Park Avenue South (251 Park Avenue South at 20th Street, www.hermanmiller.com/new-york-city-flagship 212.318.3977, Open Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm.) in Manhattan. The store is part of Herman Miller‘s transformation into a premium lifestyle company, and will offer consumers the opportunity to connect with Herman Miller through a new channel. Herman Miller has had a physical store in Tokyo since December 2010, and launched online stores to serve customers in India and the United Kingdom earlier in 2016.288476logo-1

We’ve made great progress with a consumer strategy that allows us to engage with the communities we serve across multiple channels and touch points,” said Chief Executive Officer Brian Walker. “In addition to growing the Design Within Reach studio footprint and our global e-commerce platform, having our own physical retail presence in a major U.S. market will further cement Herman Miller’s position as a premium lifestyle brand with unrivaled multi-channel capabilities. Our goal is to create fans, not customers, and this store will connect us with new fans in a tangible way.

Located in the retail hub where Union Square, Gramercy, and Flatiron meet, the new store is designed to appeal to the high concentration of design-driven consumers that made this market a top choice when Herman Miller began exploring locations for expanding its retail presence. The tri-state area consistently ranks highest for Herman Miller’s consumer sales, proving George Nelson’s assertion in 1948 that “there is a market for good design.” Nelson, who served as Herman Miller’s design director from 1945 until 1972, strongly believed that if the company made good things, people would buy them.

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Herman Miller Opens New York City Flagship Store – Photo credit Nicholas Calcott. (PRNewsFoto/Herman Miller, Inc.)

The distinctive in-store experience was inspired by another Herman Miller partner, Charles Eames, who said the role of the designer is that of a “very good, thoughtful host.” The new store’s floorplan is laid out as a modern home, with rooms that demonstrate problem-solving designs for living, working, dining, socializing, and sleeping. The display and inventory blend current and vintage Herman Miller furniture, lighting, and accessories with a curated set of complementary products from likeminded vendors and skilled artisans from around the world. These include rugs from Danskina and Breuckelen Berber, kitchen and tabletop items from Deborah Ehrlich, pillows and bags from Maharam, accessories by Doug Johnston, Knotwork, Carl Aubock, and Helen Levi, and Nelson Bubble Lamps along with lighting from Wastberg, Noguchi, and Michael Anastassiades. (Through seasonal programming and merchandising, the two-story retail space will demonstrate the many interpretations of modern living supported by Herman Miller.)

Consumers throughout the United States can also shop with Herman Miller online at www.store.hermanmiller.com, which has been operating since October 2010.

In addition to the new store, 251 Park Avenue South houses commercial showrooms for Herman Miller and Geiger, and corporate office space for Maharam, Design Within Reach, and Geiger, all Herman Miller owned companies. In total, Herman Miller occupies eight floors, equaling almost half of the 120K SF building.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, the global company has relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide, and the company is a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution‘s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the past 12 years, and has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation‘s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index for the past nine years. In fiscal 2016, the company generated $2.26 billion in revenue and employed nearly 8,000 people worldwide.

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Epson Expression Photo XP-950 Small-in-One Delivers Professional-Quality, Wide-Format Prints in a Compact, Sleek Design

Expression XP-950 Designed for Creative Hobbyists and Families Seeking a Versatile All-in-One

Epson America, Inc. (www.epson.com), has introduced the high-performance Epson(®) Expression(®) Photo XP-950 Small-in-One(®) printer, delivering professional-quality photos up to 11″ x 17″, and crisp, sharp text in a compact, space-saving design. Ideal for busy families and creative enthusiasts, the Expression XP-950 outputs smooth gradations and true-to-life skin tones with Claria(®) Photo HD six-color inks, whether at home or on-the-go with Epson Connect(TM) for easy EPSON AMERICA, INC. LOGOprinting from a tablet, smartphone or computer from literally anywhere in the world(1).

The Expression XP-950 prints at remarkably fast speeds, delivering 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 10 seconds(2). With direct CD/DVD printing, a dedicated photo tray, and a rear paper feed for card stock, envelopes and more(3), the Epson XP-950 can easily tackle any creative project. It also offers several efficient productivity features, such as automatic two-sided printing, copying and scanning, an intuitive 3.5″ LCD with gesture navigation,  a unique fold-over scan lid to hold photos and documents in place for quality scans, and an auto-extend output paper tray to ensure prints stay organized, especially when printing remotely.

The Epson Expression Photo XP-950 offers a versatile feature set with wide-format printing capabilities up to 11″x17″, without taking up valuable space in the home,” said Joe Keller, product manager, consumer ink jets, Epson America, Inc. “Plus, its robust creativity solutions, wireless capabilities and Epson Connect for mobile printing make it the perfect household printer for photo enthusiasts and creative hobbyists alike.”

The Expression XP-950 offers a range of high performance features and capabilities:

—  Epson Connect  –  easily print and scan from anywhere with the Epson Creative Print mobile app, Epson Email Print, Epson iPrint((TM)) mobile app, and ( )Epson Remote Print

— Ultimate wireless solution with Wi-Fi Direct(TM), Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) n(4  )and Ethernet

— Auto Photo Correction and red-eye removal, with or without a computer

— High-quality scanning up to 4800 dpi

— Smudge, scratch and water resistant photos to share photos immediately after printing(5)

— Individual ink cartridges to replace only the color needed

— Standard and high-capacity (XL) black and color cartridges for various printing needs

— Eco-friendly features, including ENERGY STAR(®) qualified and RoHS compliant(6)

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

(1 )Most features require an Internet connection to the printer as well as an internet- and/or email-enabled device. See www.epson.com/connect for a list of Epson Connect.

(2 )Color photo in Draft Mode on Premium Photo Paper Glossy measured from start of paper feed. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software and page complexity. See www.epson.com/printspeed for details.

(3 )Specialty paper support accommodated through rear paper feed, maximum 23 mil paper thickness, manual 2-sided printing only.

(4) Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Visit www.wi-fi.org/files/11nbasics_glossary.pdf for more information.

(5)Smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant on Epson photo papers. For CDs/DVDs, resistant only on specially-treated discs.

(6)See our website for convenient and reasonable recycling options at www.epson.com/recycle.

*Estimated street price

OFFICEMAX MAKES GIFTS PERSONAL, FUN AND AFFORDABLE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

GREAT DEALS ON HUNDREDS OF PERSONALIZED GIFTS AND GREETINGS – INCLUDING HALF OFF CUSTOM GREETING CARDS THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON – AT OFFICEMAX IMPRESS® PRINT CENTER

OFFICEMAX® INCORPORATED , an industry leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, is making it quick, easy and affordable to create custom holiday gifts and greetings that capture the memories for years to come. Available in stores and at the holiday store online, OFFICEMAX IMPRESS® PRINT CENTER features hundreds of holiday gifts ranging from personalized smartphone cases and laptop skins to aprons, photo canvas prints and more, along with greeting cards now 50 percent off through the end of the year.

Affordable, Custom Holiday Gifts from OfficeMax ImPress® Print Center

Affordable, Custom Holiday Gifts from OfficeMax ImPress® Print Center

Personalized holiday gifts and cards are a great way to show you really care, and we’re excited to feature a newly expanded selection of affordable and unique products for shoppers to enjoy this season,” said DOV SHENKMAN, OFFICEMAX SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, REPLENISHMENT AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT. “From customizable tech accessories to photo canvas prints and more, shoppers can transform a memory into a portable photo frame or work of art to enjoy for years on end.”

OfficeMax ImPress Print Center features hundreds of custom gift items for everyone on your holiday list. It’s quick, easy and affordable to customize gifts online and in OfficeMax stores nationwide. Custom holiday gifts include:

CUSTOM TECHNOLOGY ACCESSORIES – smartphone cases can be personalized to feature photos, initials or unique designs that not only provide protection but are stylish too. Custom laptop skins and mousepads double as photo frames that make computer gear stand out, starting at $10.49.

Custom Laptop Skin from OfficeMax ImPress® Print Center

Custom Laptop Skin from OfficeMax ImPress® Print Center

PHOTO CANVAS WRAPS – a gift that combines fine art-quality canvas media with a stylish, three-dimensional finish, starting at $29.99. Choose a 12” x 16” or 16” x 20” finished print. Continue reading