Good Stewards: Taking Celle Apart

By David Foster
Sep 27, 2011 2:36 PM ET

Herman Miller Discover Blog

“We will be a good steward of the environment,” was the promise made by Herman Miller founder, D.J. DePree, in 1953. Living up to this sometimes means investing time and money into solving a problem that doesn’t occur until a product is at the end of its life-cycle.

Celle, for example, was put together with taking it apart in mind. With five minutes—and a screwdriver—Celle can be disassembled into recyclable components. Following our own Design for the Environment protocols made that work. And it made an impression: Celle has earned MBDC Cradle-to-Cradle Gold certification.

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