John Berry interview: “Theory Fastball” & the Design Evolution of the Aeron Chair

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John Berry interview: “Theory Fastball” & the Design Evolution of the Aeron Chair

12:00 01 October in Featured, Interviews, Thinkers

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Max De Pree

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Aeron chair

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Ray and Charles Eames

 Interview by Carlos Briceno
In this interview, John Berry talks about a fascinating concept called “Theory Fastball,” which was conceived by Max De Pree, one of the sons of D.J. De Pree, the founder of Herman Miller, who became CEO in 1980.

We also hear the journey of the creation of the Aeron chair, which was conceived to meet the needs of others (in this case a hot bottom). Design to meet the needs of people is a recurring theme of Design as it relates to Herman Miller.  Berry mentions another great and inspiring quote by Charles Eames regarding innovation. Click below to watch and listen.