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The Hilda Stories

The Hilda Stories: The Receptionist from Herman Miller on Vimeo.

In a new video series from Herman Miller, Hilda Longinotti, George Nelson’s longtime aide-de-camp, recounts some of the greatest anecdotes from her 21-year run at the legendary New York City design atelier. The first of four videos, animated by Damien Florébert Cuypers, premiered today. In “The Receptionist”, Longinotti reflects on how answering a random job listing in the New York Times  set her on a life-changing course. Coming tomorrow, March 26 is “Bon voyage, George!”: A piquant portrait of office hijinks and the repercussions of playing hooky at the George Nelson office. Next week's videos are “The Case of the Missing Warhols” and “The woman on the Marshmallow Sofa”.

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