Design Office Solutions is a main dealer for Herman Miller, as well as one of very few authorised online dealers; we are therefore excited to announce that the beautifully designed Herman Miller Bumper Chair is now available to the UK marketplace.
Originally designed by Ward Bennett in 1964, the Bumper Chair is an iconic chair with a design based on principles of the George Washington swivel chair.
Ward Bennett was born in Manhattan and started out sketching for fashion designers and as a window dresser before studying design himself. During a career that spanned more than five decades, he created everything from jewellery and cutlery to chairs and houses.
Renowned for his interior concepts, which effortlessly blended old and modern styles, luxury and industrial materials, Bennett created furniture designs that marry classic motifs with a modern, minimalist rigor – like the Bumper Chair’s contemporary take on the traditional bucket seat – and work seamlessly in a variety of spaces.
Like other Bennett designs, comfort is achieved in a deceptively simple, nearly seam‑free design. The arm cap is shaped from one continuous piece of fabric or leather, as are the inner and outer shells.
We would be delighted to discuss the Bumper Chair’s robust portfolio of customisation options including numerous textiles and leather upholsteries, as well as a series of bases, making it the perfect chair for a variety of lounge, living and work spaces.