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Poster, Modular Sofa Group

This is a Poster. It was from the office of Herman Miller Furniture Company. It is dated 1976 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Nicknamed the Chiclet, after the candy-coated gum, this modular sofa group’s components could be taken apart, rearranged, interspersed with table pieces, and screwed back together using a simple Allen wrench. In this poster, the rainbow of colors serves as a shorthand for consumer choice and customization. In reality, these upholstered pieces were offered in an even greater array of fabrics and colors than those shown, including the option for clients to specify their own fabric.

It is credited Gift of Various Donors.

Its dimensions are

57.7 x 89.7 cm (22 11/16 x 35 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, upper right: [logo] herman miller modular sofa group designed by ray wilkes

Cite this object as

Poster, Modular Sofa Group; Office of Herman Miller Furniture Company (United States); USA; offset lithograph on paper; 57.7 x 89.7 cm (22 11/16 x 35 5/16 in.); Gift of Various Donors; 1981-29-415

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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