Herman Miller’s Iconic Creative Director, Steve Frykholm, visits Raleigh
The Raleigh showroom enjoyed a visit from Herman Miller’s Creative Director, Steve Frykholm, this morning. He toured the showroom and took time to sign one of his iconic Herman Miller Picnic Posters we have hanging in the office.
Steve was in town as a featured speaker at the Hopscotch Design Festival. There, he spoke of his 45 year tenure at Herman Miller. When he arrived at Herman Miller in 1970, as their first graphic designer, it’s founder DJ De Pree and designers Charles and Ray Eames were still actively involved in the company. As Frykholm assumed more responsibility, Herman Miller grew in stature and size.
Clark Malcolm, a long-time collaborator with Frykholm and a writer/editor at Herman Miller for more than 20 years, sums up his colleague as “one of the last survivors from the world of great graphic thinking in the 1970s and ’80s. For me, he epitomizes all that is magical and delightful in graphic design, from the process to the product. As someone once said about Charles Eames, when you’re around Steve Frykholm, he’s never teaching, but you’re always learning.”
In 2010, Steve Frykholm received an AIGA Medal, recognizing him for establishing the highest standards of corporate design through his work shaping the visual identity and sensibility of the American design innovation company.
More about Steve Frykholm’s Picnic Posters:
Herman Miller’s Poster Child
How Herman Miller’s Picnic Posters Ended Up In The MoM