Herman Miller was born in 1905 in Michigan. He studied architecture at the University of Michigan and then worked as an interior designer for several years. In 1923, he founded his own company, Herman Miller Furniture Company. The company became known for its modern and stylish furniture, which was often featured in magazines and newspapers. In addition to furniture, the company also manufactured office equipment, including filing cabinets and desks. Herman Miller remained active in the company until his death in 1986. Today, the Herman Miller Furniture Company is still a leading manufacturer of high-quality furniture and office equipment.