ZEELAND, MI — The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) named Herman Miller’s Locale winner of the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition in the “Office & Productivity” category. Locale received one of only 27 Gold awards granted across all 23 competition categories. Locale was designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin.

A panel of 24 international design experts from design consultancies, corporations and universities selected the award winners from nearly 2,000 entries. There were 176 designs recognized, receiving Gold (27), Silver (58), or Bronze (91) awards.

The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition recognizes design excellence in products, interactive design, service design, strategy, research, concepts and student designs in categories ranging from automobiles and commercial products to medical equipment and home furnishings. 

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