Honoring Black History Month Through Design
In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting some of the notable Black designers that have worked with MillerKnoll. Learn about each designer and their work below.
Meet Sir David Adjaye
Sir David Adjaye OBE is recognized as a leading architect of his generation. In 1994 he set up his first office, where his ingenious use of materials and his sculptural ability established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. He reformed his studio as Adjaye Associates in 2000 and immediately won several prestigious commissions. Adjaye Associates now have offices in London, Berlin, New York and Accra, and are working on projects in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.
Meet Bibi Seck
Paris-born designer Bibi Seck founded design and innovation studio Birsel + Seck, alongside his partner Ayse Birsel. While developing Overlay for Herman Miller, Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck set out to bring clarity and order to open-plan offices. They found inspiration in urban planning concepts and designed Overlay to create a pattern of integrated but distinctive settings to help people intuitively navigate the workplace.
Meet Ini Archibong
Ini Archibong is an industrial designer, creative director, artist, and musician. His work is characterized by a deep interest in master-craftsmanship and its intrinsic relationship to technology – both modern and ancient. Taking inspiration from the study of architecture, environmental and product design, as well as lifelong passions for mathematics, philosophy, and world religions, he seeks to apply his vision and methods across a wide range of disciplines