Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2007 (Revised December 2009)

Cradle-to-Cradle Design at Herman Miller: Moving Toward Environmental Sustainability

by Deishin Lee and Lionel Bony

Abstract

Herman Miller decided to implement the cradle-to-cradle (C2C) design protocol during the design of its mid-level office chair, Mirra. The C2C protocol was a set of environmentally friendly product development guidelines.

Keywords: Product Design; Production; Supply Chain Management; Business Processes; Environmental Sustainability;

Citation:

Lee, Deishin, and Lionel Bony. "Cradle-to-Cradle Design at Herman Miller: Moving Toward Environmental Sustainability." Harvard Business School Case 607-003, May 2007. (Revised December 2009.)