Herman Miller Presents

HKDI and Herman Miller presented a line up of esteemed guest speakers on Friday 16th September at REACH.

Eames Demetrios

Eames Demetrios
Demetrios is the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames and as principle of the Eames Office is active in preserving the Eames legacy. Demetrios was instrumental in creating the interactive version of the Eames' groundbreaking film Powers of Ten, is the creator of Kymaerica and the Kcymaerxthaere, an alternate history of the world and curates the online DASFilmFest, showcasing new films on Design, Architecture and Sustainability.

Don Chadwick

Don Chadwick
Chadwick's love for furniture design goes back to his childhood, when his cabinetmaker grandfather taught him how to use the tools of the trade--hand tools that required skill, precision, and patience. After hearing a Charles and Ray Eames lecture there, Chadwick was convinced: Furniture offered designers, even industrial designers, the chance to use materials in new, innovative ways--and to make a "real difference" in people's lives. His collaboration with Herman Miller began in the mid-1970s and has produced ground-breaking and iconic products from Modular seating to Aeron, the chair that changed the office seating landscape forever.

Moira Moser

Moira Moser AIA, FHKIA
Chairman
The founder of M Moser Associates, Moira Moser has over four decades’ experience as an architect and interior designer in the United States, the Middle East and Asia. After establishing M Moser in Hong Kong in 1981, her consummate professionalism and flair for innovative, effective solutions quickly earned the company a reputation as a design practice of the first rank. Under her guidance the company has grown to comprise 11 offices around the globe. As well as being an experienced designer and planner, Moser is a talented coordinator of joint-venture projects involving associate design firms from other countries. She is thus able to facilitate a shared understanding of requirements and expectations between clients and design teams across wide geographic and cultural distances.

Don Goeman

Don Goeman
Executive Vice President of Research, Design & Development Herman Miller, Inc.

Don Goeman, Executive Vice President of Research, Design & Development, is responsible for the commercialization of new and innovative product programs, which extend Herman Miller’s well- recognized leadership in product design and innovation. 

Don joined Herman Miller’s New Product Development arena in 1980, and during his 30 years with the company he has held a variety of new product design and development leadership positions.  Most noteworthy innovations from Don’s development teams in collaboration with industrial designers from around the globe include the development of the Aeron and Mirra Chairs; the Resolve, My Studio and Vivo Office Systems, and the Leaf Light.  In 1997, the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) recognized Herman Miller for its product design and development practices as Corporate Innovator of the Year.

Don is a graduate of Hope College with a BA in Business Administration, and the University of Michigan with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering.

Don’s interests include water skiing and snow boarding.  Don and his wife Beverly live in Holland, Michigan and they have 4 children.

Steve Frykholm

Steve Frykholm

Steve Frykholm has directed Herman Miller’s graphic identity for 40 years. His iconic work has been widely published and exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, The Cooper-Hewtitt and National Design Museum and in 2010 he received the AIGA Medal – the highest honour of the American graphic design profession.

Phunk Studio

Phunk Studio and Black Design

Black Design was founded in 2004 as a multi disciplinary design practice. Black's approach focuses on the creation of value through design. Its sole purpose is to create design ideas that generate social, cultural, commercial, artistic, intellectual and emotional value.

 
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