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 dwell in,” mentioned Andi Owen, MillerKnoll president and CEO. “Our trade — and the world basically — is altering quickly. Design is the way in which we think about and form a greater future. In coming collectively, we’ll outline and lead this transformation, like we’ve different transformations in our histories.”
Owen mentioned MillerKnoll is well-positioned to catalyze the transformation of the trade 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 can have a brand new working mannequin that may guarantee robust model possession, in response to Owen, who mentioned each corporations have deep legacies as trade 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 via 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 entire enterprise, together with manufacturing, digital, expertise, advertising and marketing, technique, finance, HR, and authorized.
- Driving development and profitability with a scaled U.S. and worldwide footprint, sustaining robust model possession designed to protect and nurture the essence of the manufacturers throughout the mixed firm’s portfolio.
“We’re a bunch of individuals and types guided by a shared imaginative and prescient, frequent 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 workforce 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, Totally, Geiger, HAY, Holly Hunt, KnollExtra, Knoll Workplace, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, Maars Residing Partitions, Maharam, Muuto, naughtone, and Spinneybeck|FilzFelt.