CHICAGO — Herman Miller has accomplished its acquisition of Knoll and renamed the corporate MillerKnoll.
“We’re excited to introduce MillerKnoll, a collective of dynamic manufacturers coming collectively to design the world we reside in,” mentioned Andi Owen, MillerKnoll president and CEO. “Our business — and the world typically — is altering quickly. Design is the best way we think about and form a greater future. In coming collectively, we’ll outline and lead this transformation, like now we have different transformations in our histories.”
Owen mentioned MillerKnoll is well-positioned to catalyze the transformation of the business and redefine fashionable design.
Herman Miller and Knoll, together with their legacy manufacturers, will proceed as distinct manufacturers as a part of MillerKnoll. As well as, the corporate may have a brand new working mannequin that can guarantee sturdy model possession, in keeping with Owen, who mentioned each firms have deep legacies as business pioneers and a shared dedication to design, innovation, operational excellence, sustainability and social good.
With the acquisition finalized, the brand new MillerKnoll has dedicated to doing the next:
- Catalyzing the transformation of the house and workplace by way of a united portfolio of complementary manufacturers.
- Supporting and rising current contract and retail channels, in addition to exploring new concepts and enterprise improvements, to make sure they meet the best degree of producing excellence, buyer gross sales and repair, and person expertise.
- Creating globally practical groups that serve your complete enterprise, together with manufacturing, digital, expertise, advertising, technique, finance, HR, and authorized.
- Driving development and profitability with a scaled U.S. and worldwide footprint, sustaining sturdy model possession designed to protect and nurture the essence of the manufacturers inside the mixed firm’s portfolio.
“We’re a gaggle of individuals and types guided by a shared imaginative and prescient, widespread values, and a steadfast dedication to design,” Owen added. “As MillerKnoll, we’ll push and encourage one another to innovate and design the longer term for all of the locations the place life occurs.”
Owen will lead the brand new firm as CEO together with an government staff made up of leaders from each Herman Miller and Knoll.
The mixed firm now consists of the next manufacturers: Colebrook Bosson Saunders, DatesWeiser, Design Inside Attain, Edelman Leather-based, Absolutely, Geiger, HAY, Holly Hunt, KnollExtra, Knoll Workplace, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, Maars Residing Partitions, Maharam, Muuto, naughtone, and Spinneybeck|FilzFelt.