Plein Air
Adjective (pleyn-air):
Having the qualities of air and natural light.
Herman Miller Group’s outdoor products are centered around residential and/or lounge settings with limited offerings supporting the contract market and meeting place settings.
How might we provide an outdoor meeting solution that supports 3-5 people for a one hour, outdoor meeting (on a pleasant day)?
Project Furniture Design
Discipline  ID 
Duration  4 Weeks 
Team Solo Project
Designed For Herman Miller
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HERMAN MILLER PROJECT BRIEF
Climate + Geographical Regions:
Southwest vs Midwest, San Diego vs Boston
 
Weather:
Water/wind/UV resistant materials, shade, glare etc.
 
Nature of Work:
Meeting type appropriate for outdoors and these  accommodations are required.
 
Work Tools:
Power, data, display, marker board space, etc.
 
Storage:
What might stay outside and what might arrive with the end user?
Herman Miller Group Leverage:
Products in the portfolio that could be repurposed: Overlay, Headway etc.
Privacy:
Open vs. Secluded
Greenery:
Are there inherent opportunities to
incorporate more natural materials, foliage etc. ?
Well Being:
Promote healthy work styles by supporting outdoor meetings
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PLEIN AIR
FEATURE SET
PROJECT
PRESENTATION
On the final day of my internship, I presented my work on Plein Air to CFO's, Marketing and Engineers. This project was in consideration of implementation for a year at Herman Miller.
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