Gilbert Rohde

American, 1894 - 1944
Gilbert Rohde (1894-1944) is best known for helping to create the modern design at Herman Miller Inc. Rohde advised Herman Miller’s president and also consulted at Heywood-Wakefield Company, Widdicomb and Troy Sunshade Company-as an initiator of American modernism and modern design. Gilbert Rohde furniture design was focused on  mass production and bringing modern products to the greatest number of consumers. He is also credited with designing the first examples of biomorphic furniture in America-which would ultimately shape mid century modernism. 
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