How did iconic furniture like the Eames side chair become iconic? What about the Noguchi table, or countless other classic pieces of the modern era? The answer is through the legendary design firm Herman Miller, whose history you can see illustrated in 108 seconds in this short video.

These classic designs would have never come to be were it not for a patron like Herman Miller. So the firm itself deserves a lot of credit. Under its direction, designers like Ray and Charles Eames came together. And other designers like Robert Propst and Don Chadwick were inspired to create timeless designs we still see today. [YouTube h/t DesignerNewBot]