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Take a seat on a piece of design history , a 1950's Herman Miller Fiberglass Arm Shell Chair in a rich Salmon , sometimes called the Zenith Chair. This is the 2nd generation chair immediately after rope edge but still retaining the large, hockey puck shock mounts and thicker shell and edges of the 1st generation chairs. Obtained from a collector with an extensive mid century modern collection ................ Herman Miller was founded by D. J. De Pree, who bought the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923 with his father-in-law, Herman Miller, and a small group of local businessmen. The company was located in Zeeland, a town in western Michigan near the city of Grand Rapids. Settled primarily by Dutch immigrants, many of whom handed down a legacy of skill in crafting fine furniture, the company over the decades changed in many different directions but bringing it into the 1950's. Herman Miller's sales had increased to $1.7 million. That year the company initiated the Scanlon management plan. Named after its inventor, a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the plan was based on the idea that employees could serve as a valuable source of ideas for operations and cost effectiveness and should therefore be called on to participate in management decisions. The plan called for team organization and provided employees with various incentives, including financial rewards for productivity gains. Revolutionary at the time, the plan proved successful for Herman Miller and has since been adopted by several other major companies. Tagged $399.00 - Weight: 12# Measurements: 25 X 23 X 30.75


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Auction ended on Sun, May 18, 2014
Estimate $875 - $1,175
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