MillerKnoll’s innovative approach to modern design


In the 1930s, the Cranbrook Academy of Art fostered a community of designers that we now consider some of the founders of Modern design. On the bucolic Arts and Craft campus in Michigan, Florence Knoll, Ray and Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia experimented together with progressive concepts, from bent wood to modular furniture. Their ideas, based on the values of beauty, joy, efficiency and utility, revolutionised interiors and improved the accessibility of good design and people’s lives for the better.