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Premier global publisher Phaidon and legendary furniture company Herman Miller teamed up to create a bibliophile's dream.
TWA Hotel Reading Room


Reading Room

Phaidon + Herman Miller

Book it over here! Iconic furniture pairs with page-turners at this shop and library space

The Reading Room: Phaidon + Herman Miller is temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

New chapter: Premier global publisher Phaidon and legendary furniture company Herman Miller have teamed up on a bookstore and library at the TWA Hotel. The Reading Room: Phaidon + Herman Miller offers a carefully curated selection of the global publisher’s illustrated tomes, which visitors can peruse while lounging on classic midcentury modern furnishings.

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The book Herman Miller: A Way of Living details the brand's storied history.

The joint venture comes as Phaidon is telling the story of the innovative furniture company in Herman Miller: A Way of Living. The monograph — which debuted in May 2019 — chronicles the more than 100-year-old brand over 10 chapters bursting with thousands of illustrations.

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Book lovers can buy or browse The Reading Room's large selection of titles.

It’s just one of the Phaidon titles that are available — for buying or browsing — at The Reading Room. Bibliophiles will also find selections covering art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel.

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Herman Miller designers (from left to right) Alexander Girard, George Nelson and Ray and Charles Eames pose with Herman Miller President D. J. De Pree (top center) in 1975.

"As the world’s premiere publisher of illustrated books, Phaidon is proud to partner with iconic design company Herman Miller and the TWA Hotel to create The Reading Room, a library and bookstore that embodies midcentury modern elegance,” says Keith Fox, CEO of Phaidon.

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The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames have been in production by Herman Miller since 1956.

“A beautiful building deserves a beautiful space for contemplation and inspiration," Fox continues, "and we hope visitors will enjoy discovering a hand-curated selection of Phaidon books in this special environment."

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