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					GEIGER LAUNCHES TUXEDO COMPONENT LOUNGE AT NEOCON 2011
June 03, 2011

Geiger International introduces Tuxedo Component Lounge, a highly tailored
lounge seating group built on a series of simple base elements from which a full
array of lounge seating configurations can be specified. Tuxedo marries the
flexibility and functionality of sectional seating with the elegance of a
crisply tailored sofa. The group makes its debut at the Geiger Chicago
Merchandise Mart showroom at NeoCon, June 13-15.

The Tuxedo Component Lounge group can be configured to suit a multitude of
lounge areas including executive offices, executive lounges, casual conference
areas, lobby and reception areas, and residential environments. Tuxedo is
designed to anchor a lounge space without visually overpowering the room.
The most basic components include a club seat platform, a settee platform and a
three-seater platform. From these three base platforms, the designer can
configure a museum bench, a daybed, an armless lounge, a chaise lounge, a
corner sectional and a standard lounge, in a multitude of configurations and
scales. Despite such functionality, the structure of the components is nearly
invisible. “In my architecture, I always try to make my buildings appear as
light as possible,” says designer Craig Bassam of BassamFellows. “I pare back
all the unnecessary bulk and then express the structure in an honest and elegant
way. I apply the same philosophy to my furniture designs.” The mass of the
upholstered seat deck and back floats off the floor and cantilevers on finely
proportioned steel legs inset from the edges of the piece creating visual
lightness and “air.”

Like a classic tuxedo, the arm and back panels of the lounge are the same height
but the proportion is new. The height is lowered to create a low horizontal band
from arm to back while the seat deck has ample width for comfort. Together with
the airiness of the steel legs, the overall look is low and sleek—International
Style—yet the seat height is distinctly American, at a comfortable 17 inches.
The Tuxedo Component Lounge utilizes fine upholstery details that ensure the
role of the craftsman. Arm panels are gently rounded and top stitched. The seat
and back cushions are ergonomically shaped from a dual density foam for both
firm support and softness. The seat and back cushions are quilted providing
handcrafted detail and a softly tailored surface. (A non-quilted version also is
available.) “Comfort is extremely important to me. I wanted these pieces to set
a new comfort standard for the contract market,” adds Bassam.

Experience Tuxedo Component Lounge for yourself by visiting Geiger International
at the Chicago Merchandise Mart, on the third floor in suite 318.


About Geiger International, Inc.
Since 1964, Geiger International has inspired the A&D community by pioneering
the design and manufacturing of architectural furniture for private offices and
commercial interiors. Today, Geiger's excellent reputation for design,
engineering and craftsmanship continues to enhance business interiors with an
elegant and intelligent portfolio of product solutions for the modern workplace.
Founded in Toronto and headquartered in Atlanta since 1979, Geiger International
is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Herman Miller, Inc.


About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you--with inventive designs,
technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever
people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design
excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than
$1.3 billion in revenue in fiscal 2010. Innovative business practices and a
commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a
recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human
Rights Campaign‟s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also
cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture
industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the
symbol MLHR.


About BassamFellows
Architect/designer Craig Bassam and brand strategist/creative director Scott
Fellows joined forces in 2003 to form BassamFellows. On the heels of successful
solo ventures and with a single shared vision in mind--to return true
craftsmanship and beauty to contemporary living--the duo quickly garnered
attention as “the newest member of the design world‟s A team.” The pair‟s first
signature furniture collection was launched in 2003 and has since gained an
international following, including Rem Koolhaas and Philippe Starck. Other
credits include collections for McGuire as well as a soon-to-be-launched outdoor
furniture line for Holly Hunt. Since 2010, BassamFellows has acted as creative
directors for the Speciality and Consumer Businesses of Herman Miller, which
includes Geiger International.


For more information
Michael Matascik
Marketing Program Lead
Geiger International
404.836.7527
michael_matascik@geigerintl.com
GEIGER CREATES THE WORLD OF THE COLLABORATIVE EXECUTIVE FOR NEOCON 2011
June 03, 2011

Geiger International introduces a new showroom experience for its Merchandise
Mart location for NeoCon 2011. The showroom is transformed into the C-level
floor of a corporate headquarters building, complete with public areas, meeting
spaces, a chairman's suite, enclosed offices and an executive suite, in an
environment created for the "Collaborative Executive".


Welcome to the Top Floor
Designed as a progression of spaces from public to private, the Collaborative
Executive concept illustrates the current evolution in the way today's
executives work. The showroom design acknowledges that the types of interactions
and work an executive does in a given day are less predictable and require new
flexibility. Whether collaborating with internal constituencies, meeting with
outside audiences or performing heads-down tasks, the Collaborative Executive
requires spaces appropriately equipped, with furniture and with technology, for
each of these scenarios.

At first glance, the furniture makes a dramatic statement in wood and color. A
new palette of matte wood finishes was developed for the display, building on
Geiger's classic colors with finishes that broaden the spectrum while
accentuating the natural beauty of the ash and oak species featured. This
palette makes its debut in Chicago at NeoCon.


The Changing Ways of Working Together
Beyond the first impression, the vignettes show how residential sensibilities
continue to filter into the work environment, further reflecting the changing
ways office work is accomplished. Based on fresh interpretations of Geiger's
successful Tablet and Levels casegoods collections, the furniture configurations
mix highly structured, rectilinear forms with a rich palette of fine leathers,
textiles, marble and wood. The resulting combinations simultaneously emphasize
comfort, modernism, collaboration and corporate image, in furniture thoughtfully
integrated into the interior architecture, just as custom millwork would be.

Designed by Geiger creative directors Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows, of
Connecticut-based BassamFellows, the new showroom experience simultaneously
references the past while paving the way for tomorrow‟s executive environments.
Scott Fellows of BassamFellows explains, “When we were researching the Geiger
archives, we came across a vintage article from The New York Times that
described Geiger designer Ward Bennett‟s style as „Minimalism Made Sensual‟. We
think the quote perfectly describes the Geiger lifestyle vision, and we wanted
the space to reflect it.”

Fellows adds, “The component casegoods are configured to appear as fine custom
cabinetry. The new matte finishes reveal the natural beauty and subtle variation
of the wood grain. And, extensive use of stone, leather, and wool flannel add to
the „high-touch‟ nature of the space.”


New Seating and Table Introductions for NeoCon
The furniture combinations set the stage for Geiger's newest introductions, the
Sotto executive chair, designed by George Simons Jr.; Loophole occasional
tables, designed by Jay Chapman; and Tuxedo Component Lounge, designed by Geiger
creative directors, BassamFellows. See separate release for more information
about Geiger's new-product introductions for 2011. Visitors are invited to
experience the world of the Collaborative Executive for themselves during NeoCon
at Geiger International's showroom at the Merchandise Mart, on the third floor
in suite 318.
About Geiger International, Inc.
Since 1964, Geiger International has inspired the A&D community by pioneering
the design and manufacturing of architectural furniture for private offices and
commercial interiors. Today, Geiger's excellent reputation for design,
engineering and craftsmanship continues to enhance business interiors with an
elegant and intelligent portfolio of product solutions for the modern workplace.
Founded in Toronto and headquartered in Atlanta since 1979, Geiger International
is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Herman Miller, Inc.


About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you--with inventive designs,
technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever
people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design
excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than
$1.3 billion in revenue in fiscal 2010. Innovative business practices and a
commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a
recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human
Rights Campaign‟s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also
cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture
industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the
symbol MLHR.


For more information
Michael Matascik
Marketing Program Lead
Geiger International
404.836.7527
michael_matascik@geigerintl.com
GEIGER SOTTO EXECUTIVE CHAIR DEBUTS AT NEOCON 2011
June 03, 2011

Geiger International introduces Geiger Sotto, a new executive chair for private
offices or meeting spaces. Offering a beautifully proportioned silhouette, Sotto
breathes new life into the desk/task category with a design that creates a
unique harmony between comfortable work chair, objet d'art and coveted status
symbol. The chairs make their debut at the Geiger Chicago Merchandise Mart
showroom at NeoCon, June 13-15.

Well suited to environments in which a quiet design statement is desired, Sotto
was in fact named for the Italian expression, sotto voce, meaning "in a quiet
voice". Sotto's emphasis is on beautiful forms, hand craftsmanship and fine
materials that gain even more character with time. "I started by looking at
clothing, bags, briefcases, objects that are very personal," says designer
George Simons Jr. "I wanted Sotto to be like wrapping yourself in a beautiful
quilt, or a great jacket that gets better the more you wear it."

Sotto returns the practice of hand craftsmanship to commercial production,
avoiding the trend toward chairs that are made by highly mass-produced moulding
processes. Sotto‟s fine sewing and selvedge edge detailing require skilled
handwork not possible through machine production. Simons adds, "Geiger is known
for absolute quality and craftsmanship, so I said, 'let's distinguish this chair
with craft'. I blended modern forms with traditional materials, and with craft."

Though not necessarily designed as a high-tech "ergonomic" chair, the Sotto
vernacular also includes a selection of comfort options, such as a headrest on
the highback version, an ottoman and a lumbar pillow. "I designed options that
encourage the sitter to vary his or her posture throughout the day. It's not
about sitting upright in a chair for eight hours. It's healthy to change your
posture over the course of the day."

Available in two heights, two arm options, two upholstery-stitch details, three
base finishes and optional accessories, Sotto offers a wide range of
customization options to fit any design statement and style, from traditional to
transitional to contemporary.

Geiger Sotto executive chairs, like all Geiger furniture, are manufactured at
facilities that are powered entirely by green electrical energy. Energy used is
harnessed from resources such as sunlight, wind or water flow and placed into
the electrical grid, making the facilities carbon neutral in the use of
electrical energy. Sotto will be GREENGUARD certified by its initial offer date,
expected to be September 2011. Sotto also carries Geiger's 12-year warranty.


About Geiger International, Inc.
Since 1964, Geiger International has inspired the A&D community by pioneering
the design and manufacturing of architectural furniture for private offices and
commercial interiors. Today, Geiger's excellent reputation for design,
engineering and craftsmanship continues to enhance business interiors with an
elegant and intelligent portfolio of product solutions for the modern workplace.
Founded in Toronto and headquartered in Atlanta since 1979, Geiger International
is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Herman Miller, Inc.


About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you--with inventive designs,
technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever
people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design
excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than
$1.3 billion in revenue in fiscal 2010. Innovative business practices and a
commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a
recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human
Rights Campaign‟s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also
cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture
industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the
symbol MLHR.


For more information
Michael Matascik
Marketing Program Lead
Geiger International
404.836.7527
michael_matascik@geigerintl.com
GEIGER INTRODUCES LOOPHOLE OCCASIONAL TABLES AT NEOCON 2011
May 23, 2011

Geiger International introduces Loophole occasional tables, a collection of
coffee tables and side tables for commercial and residential interiors. With
smoothly intersecting planes forming the solid-wood base, Loophole adds a
sculptural, organic shape to Geiger's occasional table offering. The table makes
its debut at the Geiger Chicago Merchandise Mart showroom at NeoCon, June 13-15.

Loophole boasts a unique base that can be flipped in either direction (with its
wide end on the floor or under the glass top). "When working on Loophole, I
wanted to design a simple shape that does more than one thing," says designer
Jay Chapman. "With the small end on the floor, Loophole has a more commercial
feel, with an easier approach. Turned over, with the large end on the floor, it
takes on a residential character."

The Loophole table base‟s intersecting “loops” appear to form one continuous
shape, but the optical illusion is courtesy of Geiger‟s state-of-the-art wood-
carving capabilities. Upon closer inspection, Loophole is a celebration of
precisely fitted mitered corners and thoughtfully designed joins at every seam.
The table‟s glass top reveals both the smoothly arcing inner curves and the
straight-line outer taper of the base. The wood base is available in solid ash,
including natural and ebonized finishes, or solid walnut, in eight finish
colors. The glass tops are 1/2" thick clear, low-iron glass.

Loophole tables, like all Geiger furniture, are manufactured at facilities that
are powered entirely by green electrical energy. Energy used is harnessed from
resources such as sunlight, wind or water flow and placed into the electrical
grid, making the facilities carbon neutral in the use of electrical energy.
Loophole also carries Geiger's 12-year warranty.

Loophole tables are now available for order. For more information and pricing,
call your authorized Geiger representative or visit
www.geigerintl.com/products/loophole.


About Geiger International, Inc.
Since 1964, Geiger International has inspired the A&D community by pioneering
the design and manufacturing of architectural furniture for private offices and
commercial interiors. Today, Geiger's excellent reputation for design,
engineering and craftsmanship continues to enhance business interiors with an
elegant and intelligent portfolio of product solutions for the modern workplace.
Founded in Toronto and headquartered in Atlanta since 1979, Geiger International
is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Herman Miller, Inc.


About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you--with inventive designs,
technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever
people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design
excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than
$1.3 billion in revenue in fiscal 2010. Innovative business practices and a
commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a
recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human
Rights Campaign‟s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also
cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture
industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the
symbol MLHR.


For more information
Michael Matascik
Marketing Program Lead
Geiger International
404.836.7527
michael_matascik@geigerintl.com
GEIGER SOTTO EXECUTIVE CHAIR WINS BEST OF NEOCON SILVER AWARD
June 13, 2011

Geiger International celebrates the Best of NeoCon Silver award for its Geiger
Sotto executive chair, awarded today at the NeoCon 2011 World‟s Trade Fair in
Chicago. NeoCon is North America‟s largest exhibition of contract furnishings
for the design and management of the built environment.

The annual Best of NeoCon awards for product, juried by interior design and
facility management professionals who reviewed almost 350 entries, acknowledged
Geiger‟s Sotto executive chair with the Silver award in the Ergonomic/Task
Seating category. Designed by George Simons Jr., Sotto is suited for the
management environment that appreciates a quiet design statement.

The Best of NeoCon awards, now in its 22nd year, is sponsored and organized by
the International Interior Design Association, the International Facility
Management Association, Contract magazine, the McMorrow Report, and Merchandise
Mart Properties, Inc.


About Geiger International, Inc.
Since 1964, Geiger International has inspired the A&D community by pioneering
the design and manufacturing of architectural furniture for private offices and
commercial interiors. Today, Geiger's excellent reputation for design,
engineering and craftsmanship continues to enhance business interiors with an
elegant and intelligent portfolio of product solutions for the modern workplace.
Founded in Toronto and headquartered in Atlanta since 1979, Geiger International
is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Herman Miller, Inc.


About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you--with inventive designs,
technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever
people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design
excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than
$1.3 billion in revenue in fiscal 2010. Innovative business practices and a
commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a
recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human
Rights Campaign‟s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also
cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture
industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the
symbol MLHR.


For more information
Michael Matascik
Marketing Program Lead
Geiger International
404.836.7527
michael_matascik@geigerintl.com

				
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