Emily CM Anderson

Ward Bennett—London Design Festival

The Essence of Everything

For London Design Week 2015, Herman Miller presented furniture by designer Ward Bennett paired with storytelling rendered through objects, quotations, and archival photographs. The narrative continues in the accompanying catalog, which explains the work’s history while emphasizing its contemporary relevance. Bennett was one of the first designers to use industrial materials in home furnishings; with that as a touchstone, the installation—in a former wood shop at the Central St. Martens school—left the grit of its setting exposed.

Credits +

Exhibit Photography— Ben Anders
Exhibit Design— Tim Wykeham
Brand Marketing Director— Sam Grawe
Archival Curation— Amy Auscherman