Herman Miller uses Chicago-based platform in call for unique designs

Chicago-based Unbranded Designs on Thursday is launching a partnership in which legendary furniture company Herman Miller Inc. will consider unique office concepts from independent designers.

Unbranded Designs is a platform on which designers share furniture-related concepts and that connects designers with manufacturers for possible production. Herman Miller is launching a design challenge on the platform, calling for innovative solutions to address mobility within office spaces where employees don’t have dedicated desks or access to private space. Mobility in this case refers not to getting to and from the office but to carting objects such as laptops and files across shared spaces.

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