A 1953 statement by D. J. DePree, a remarkably progressive businessman for his era. He was very conscious of his company's responsibility to society and to its employees. He introduced a universal bonus system in 1949 and eventually stock ownership, once the company went public in 1970.  The beakers are an illustration of the Kira fabric's life cycle—the first textile to be created from corn.  Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters by Amanda Dameron