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MillerKnoll’s first ANZ dealer unveiled

On the 22nd of February, the local design scene brimmed with excitement as Unison marked its 10th anniversary by becoming the first MillerKnoll dealer in the Australia and New Zealand region.

MillerKnoll’s first ANZ dealer unveiled

When in 2021 Herman Miller and Knoll teamed up as the new global design powerhouse MillerKnoll, a palpable ripple of exhilaration galvanised the design community across the world.

Both design giants had been instrumental in shaping the intricate landscape of modern design for decades, and the synergy felt like a natural culmination of a trajectory set in motion many years ago, amongst the renowned walls of Cranbrook Academy of Art. That’s where iconic figures like Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Florence Knoll explored progressive ideas that would go on to determine the shape of modern design, and became crucial to defining both Herman Miller and Knoll’s individual design languages. It was their unique bond and artistic connection that then informed the very essence of the synergy between the brands.


MillerKnoll’s first ANZ dealership launch event celebrated this momentous heritage and inception story, bringing about the very same sense of enthused excitement that permeated through the design industry back in 2021. The pivotal moment unfolded at Unison’s stunningly revamped Auckland showroom, which was transformed into an immersive exhibition emphasising MillerKnoll’s brilliant legacy and inception story.

Wandering among inspiring displays and MillerKnoll brand’s, the visitors experienced a beautifully curated narrative of personal stories and design milestones that chronicled the evolution of MillerKnoll’s design language. From visionary mid-century modern icons to the cutting-edge ergonomic solutions of today, the exhibition showcased how MillerKnoll has consistently pushed the boundaries of design while staying true to its core principles.


This intricate design narrative was intertwined with another crucial value defining MillerKnoll’s ethos: sustainability. MillerKnoll’s dedication to environmentally responsible practices was evident throughout the showcase, and their commitment to using eco-conscious materials and minimising their environmental footprint resonated deeply with the attendees.

However, perhaps the most inspiring aspect of the launch was the spotlight shone on MillerKnoll’s unwavering focus on people. The exhibit underscored the brand’s belief in creating spaces that prioritise human well-being and foster creativity and productivity. In today’s ever-evolving work environments, this human-centric approach is more relevant than ever, and it continues to be one of the most pivotal expressions of MillerKnoll’s commitment to shape the world through design.


With Unison as the first MillerKnoll dealer in the region, designers, design enthusiasts and businesses alike have access to an unparalleled product portfolio within the MillerKnoll collective. The new showroom now houses some of the world’s most iconic design brands under one roof, including Herman Miller, Knoll, Muuto, Colebrook, Bosson Saunders and NaughtOne.

“Unison’s new showroom is a beautiful reflection of great design and our shared commitment to bring meaningful solutions to our customers,” explains Josh Coughlan, MillerKnoll Sales Manager Australia and New Zealand. “Unison has been partnering with Herman Miller as a dealer for over ten years. Their impact on the industry and their dedication to introducing the market to quality, innovative, design-led products makes them the ideal partner for MillerKnoll as we expand in the region. Together, we are excited to create engaging, human-centric spaces for people to work in.”

As more Herman Miller dealers follow suit, the arrival of MillerKnoll dealerships around the region signifies a whole new chapter for the ANZ design industry – and the Auckland launch was a glimpse into what that chapter might look like. With its rich heritage, commitment to sustainability, people-centric approach, along with visionary dealers like Unison, MillerKnoll will shape the design landscape in the region for years to come – and continue shaping the world through it.



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