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Comments (8) Posted 04.15.11 | PERMALINK | DOWNLOAD MP3

Audio Design Matters 2009-2013

Steve Frykholm, Herman Miller

Steve Frykholm has worked for Herman Miller for the last 40 years. He is the creative director and vice president of design for the National Design Award-winning furniture company. In an illustrious career he has worn many hats: designer, art director, artist and client. His work has been widely published and has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Danish Museum of Decorative Art. In 2010 he was award the AIGA Medal.

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Steve Frykholm discusses the ups and downs in his long career — and talks about an extraordinary series of posters he has made for the annual company picnic.

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Thanks Debbie and Congratulations to Mr. Frykholm on his AIGA medal.

Very Respectfully,
Joe Moran
04.15.11 at 01:12

We are all extraordinary.

Here is the video from Herman Miller that Steve Frykholm talks about with Debbie.

A millwright dies on the job. De Pree visits the family, where the millwright's widow reads poetry authored by her husband. De Pree, deeply moved, makes a commitment to treat all workers as individuals with special talents and potential. The story of the millwright becomes part of Herman Miller lore.



Carl W. Smith
04.15.11 at 10:18

Great link Carl. VR/
Joe Moran
04.16.11 at 09:47

great stuff

congrats steve
felix sockwell
04.18.11 at 11:28

Very inspiring, thanks for posting!
Nate
04.22.11 at 02:44

What's missing here is a slideshow of those twenty posters!
Bob Dahlquist
05.24.11 at 11:54

Cool. I enjoyed that. Don't know much about the background of Herman Miller, but that was very interesting.
Tim Woods
08.09.11 at 10:11

Thank you Debbie Millman for the wonderful Steve Frykholm interview, it was great hearing the mischief in his voice. And way to go Steve, congratulations on the AIGA award, you are the real thing.
Bill Gallery
04.10.12 at 01:37



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Debbie Millman is the president of the design division at Sterling Brands. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, a contributing editor to Print Magazine, and chair of the School of Visual Arts’ master’s program in Branding. In 2005, she began hosting the podcast show “Design Matters.”
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