Herman Miller

Project: Manufacturing Plant Color Program
Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Architects: A. Quincy Jones, FAIA

How do you update a ¼ mile long spine of a large architecturally significant factory complex?

By using the firm philosophy and the original architectural design as the starting point. The module created by the columns and crossbeams framed a coordinated series of continuous color events that were placed over grey concrete block. Brick walls were left unpainted.

The mission statement written in 1923 by the company’s founder, sets the tone for the color installation.

Photos: Jill Pilaroscia