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Come Watch 108 Years of Herman Miller in 108 Seconds

Today in beautiful, minimalist animations about design history—if you missed the one about Bauhaus, proceed this way—is this quick video illustrating the timeline of one of the country's most legendary design firms: Herman Miller. How did the firm become known for its streamlined, architectural aesthetic? Who recruited the likes of Charles and Ray Eames? What's more, when exactly did the Eames molded plastic chair become "the most important chair you'll ever sit on?" Of course, the firm is also famous for other Mad Men-era staples like the Noguchi table, the molded plywood chair (so famous it was lauded by TIME as the "Best Design of the 20th Century" and has even been rendered in all-paper form), and, of course, ergonomic office seating. It's all below.

· 108 Years of Herman Miller (in 108 Seconds) [Youtube via Gizmodo]
· All Herman Miller coverage [Curbed National]