||KleinReid for Herman Miller
10/2009 - Our top story... James and I were thrilled when asked to design a group of objects for the Herman Miller Select Program.
We drew inspiration from Ray and Charles Eames' gigantic toy collection - calling them "avid" collectors puts it mildly! We sifted through cataloged toys, games, folk art, models - you name it - and spent an afternoon at their case study home in Pacific Palisades, CA. We quickly fell in love with their tops, from primitive to refined, amassed from around the world (and featured in their film "Tops" of course).
Back in our studio we set to work creating shapes and making models. The trio is turned solid walnut and celebrates silhouette, material and most importantly - PLAY! They're intriguing at rest and addictive in use.
The limited-edition trio of original KR shapes is hand-turned in the US and distributed by Herman Miller. $199/set. Order here.