In 1923, D.J. De Pree bought the Michigan Star Furniture Company, founded in 1905 and his employer since 1909, and renamed it in honor of his father-in-law, Herman Miller, who had helped fund the purchase. By the middle of the 20th century, the company name had become synonymous with modern furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller produced furnishings that have become design icons. The company has collaborated with some of the greatest designers in the world, and today it’s known for fresh and innovative furnishings for home and office – along with the original classics. A publicly held corporation headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, Herman Miller operates in over 100 countries through a host of focused businesses, including Design Within Reach, Maharam, HAY, Nemschoff and Geiger International.