Herman Miller to open Knox Street store
Add Herman Miller to the list of brands historically sold through other large retailers that open their own stores.
Herman Miller, the company best known for its expensive, ergonomic office chairs and credited with inventing the office cubicle in the 1960s, will open a 1,500 square foot store later this month between Apple and Away stores. on Knox Street.
“With one of the highest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the United States, Dallas has always been an important market for Herman Miller,” said Debbie Propst, president of global retail for the brand’s parent company, MillerKnoll .
As more companies make flexible home work a permanent thing, people will want to upgrade home workspaces, she said. “The need for a good home office setup is here to stay. “
As the offices reopen, the shift to the office five days a week has been slow. Managers are ready to move up a gear. About 1.74 million Dallas-Fort Worth employees used remote work this summer due to the pandemic, according to the US Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey.
Additionally, Propst said, Knox’s location suited the brand due to its reputation as a “furniture row.” The street is home to a new three-level HR gallery, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn, and Weir’s Furniture will return when its new building is completed next year. Several other furniture stores, including Jonathan Adler and CB2, can be found at the corner of McKinney Avenue.
The Michigan-based company dating back to 1905 is sold to Design Within Reach, which shares the same ownership with Herman Miller. It is also sold in high-end regional furniture stores.
The brand began opening Herman Miller namesake stores last year, and the first in Texas opened in Austin’s Domain North just before Christmas. Herman Miller calls his first batch of stores “experimental”. To date, there are nine Herman Miller stores, both of which are in Texas.
The new Dallas store is located at 3107 Knox in a space that housed the Iota gift shop. There is a Herman Miller showroom in Uptown Dallas, but it’s for wholesale customers.
Office chairs start around $ 550 and climb to over $ 1,500. The company has branched out into gaming chairs that start at $ 725. He’s perhaps best known for his mid-century modern molded wood and leather Eames lounge chair and ottoman created in the 1950s, which he still sells for $ 5,995.
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