Furniture designer Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller's first design director, created this sales brochure, entitled "A History of Modern Furniture from Prehistoric Times to the Post War Era", in 1942 with the intention of making buyers more comfortable with choosing modern furniture. Rohde was responsible for convincing Herman Miller's son-in-law and company founder, D. J. DePree, to move toward original modernism and away from reproduction pieces.  Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters by Amanda Dameron