Herman Miller's C2 device for personal micro climate control has been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Design and Architecture with a 2007 GOOD DESIGN Award in the Consumer and Household Products category.
The desk-top personal heating and cooling solution applies proven technology in a new and unique way, responding to one of the most vexing issues in the work environment--personal temperature control. C2 is built upon advanced thermal-electric technology under an exclusive license with BSST, a division of Amerigon, the market leader for personal temperature control in high end automotive seating. C2 uses less than 60 watts and 1.5 amps of DC power, or 90 percent less energy than a typical space heater, while delivering a personal stream of warming or cooling air to the user.
The GOOD DESIGN jury of recognized architects, designers, and authorities in the design world based their decisions on aesthetic criteria stated in the original 1950 program by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.,--criteria which measures innovation, form, materials, construction, concept, function, and utility.
GOOD DESIGN bestows international recognition upon designers and manufacturers for advancing new and innovative product concepts and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered standard product and consumer design.
The designs and services of Herman Miller enhance the performance of human habitats worldwide, making customers' lives more productive, rewarding, delightful, and meaningful. The company's award-winning products, complemented by furniture management and strategic consulting services, generated over $1.9 billion in revenue during fiscal 2007. Widely recognized both for its innovative products and business practices, Herman Miller is a recipient of the prestigious National Design Award for product design from the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and in 2007 the company was once again cited by FORTUNE magazine as the "Most Admired" company in its industry and included among CRO magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." The company trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.