Herman Miller Designer Gilbert Rohde Honored with U.S. Stamp

\"\"The work of Herman Miller designer Gilbert Rohde is now featured on a U.S. stamp.During a dedication ceremony at Herman Miller on Thursday morning, the stamp commemorating Rohde, an innovative furniture designer who died in 1944, was unveiled.\”It’s amazing to look back at all the things he impacted … the very DNA of our company. Gilbert’s products today are still sought after by collectors across the globe,” said Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker.

Rohde began his work at Herman Miller as design director in 1932. He was known for his designs from the ‘30s and ‘40s which were based on simplicity, clean lines and practicality.In addition to his design work which drew on contemporary styles in art and architecture including minimalism, functionality and biomorphic shapes, Rohde also helped to guide the company’s marketing efforts by writing and designing advertisements.The stamp is part of the Pioneers of American Industrial Design series of Forever stamps which are meant to recognize American ingenuity.

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