Herman Miller Inc was incorporated in Michigan in 1905. The Company's business consists of the research, design, manufacture, selling, and distribution of office furniture systems, seating products, other freestanding furniture elements, textiles, and related services. It researches, designs, manufactures, and distributes interior furnishings, for use in various environments including office, healthcare, educational, and residential settings, and provides related services that support organizations and individuals all over the world. The Company's products are sold through owned and independent contract furniture dealers, direct customer sales, owned and independent retailers, direct-mail catalog program, and its online stores. The Company also offers a broad array of seating including Embody, Aeron, Mirra2, Setu, Sayl, Celle, Equa, and Ergon office chairs, storage including Meridian and Tu products, wooden casegoods including Geiger products, freestanding furniture products including Abak, Intent, Sense and Envelop, healthcare products including Palisade, Compass, Nala, and other Nemschoff products the Thrive portfolio of ergonomic solutions, and the textiles of Maharam Fabric Corporation Maharam. The Company's products are marketed by its own sales staff, independent dealers and retailers, its owned dealer network, and via its e-commerce website. The Company's furniture systems, seating, freestanding furniture, storage, casegood and textile products, and related services are used in institutional environments including offices and related conference, lobby, and lounge areas, and general public areas including transportation terminals; health/science environments including hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities; industrial and educational settings; and residential and other environments. The Company's manufacturing materials are available from a number of sources within the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. From an office furniture perspective, the Company competes on design, product and service quality, speed of delivery, and product pricing. In the United States, its competitors include Haworth, HNI Corporation, Kimball International, Knoll, and Steelcase. The Company also competes in the home furnishings industry, against regional and national independent home furnishings retailers who market high-craft furniture to the interior design community. Its trademarks including the name and stylized Herman Miller and the Herman Miller Circled Symbolic M trademark are registered in the United States and many foreign countries.