About

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Heller has created a simple paradigm: through industrial production, to offer good design at affordable prices.

Since 1971, Heller has worked with some of the world’s finest designers. Heller products are beautiful and timeless. Used by leading architects for museums, offices, and restaurants as well as homes. Perfect for indoors and outdoors. Manufactured in the USA. Recyclable. Industrially produced and ready to ship.

A brief history

For over 50 years, Heller has offered leading designers the opportunity to work with new technologies to create innovative products. Heller continues to explore new processes for manufacturing furniture.

Incorporated in 1971, Heller’s first product was a line of stacking dinnerware designed by Massimo Vignelli. Winner of a Compasso d’Oro award in Italy, it is included in the Museum of Modern Art permanent design collection, New York.

Designers

Heller’s furniture division was launched in 1998. The first chair, The Bellini Chair designed by Mario Bellini, won the Compasso d’Oro in 2001. Since then, Heller has worked with other celebrated designers: Massimo & Lella Vignelli, Philippe Starck, Mario Bellini, Vico Magistretti, William Sawaya, Frank Gehry, and Studio 65.

What is modern?

Modern is forever. It can be from 1750, 1950, or 2050 because what makes something modern is more about why and how, and less about when.

Modern transcends time. It is relevant in any environment. It looks equally at home in an old barn as it does in a new high rise. It works in Beijing as well as in Louisville. With Heller, it can also be enjoyed both inside and outside.

Modern is aesthetically pleasing, highly functional, and designed without ego – and every Heller product meets these criteria. Heller is forever, but should you wish to part with it before then, we will recycle it into the next generation of modern. 

Museums

Heller products are in design collections worldwide including:

  Museum of Modern Art
  Metropolitan Museum of Art
  Whitney Museum of American Art
  Smithsonian
  Louvre Museum of Decorative Arts
  Vitra Museum
  Pinakothek in Munich
  Philadelphia Museum of Art
  Cleveland Museum of Art

Awards

Heller has won many awards for its products, including:

  Compasso d’Oro, Italy
  I.D. Annual Design Distinction for Furniture
  Industrial Design Excellence Award
  Industrial Designers Society of America
  International Design Yearbook
  International Contemporary Furniture Fair Award for Best Seating
  Good Design Award
  The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
  IF Design 2004
  Red Dot 2004
  ICFF Best Outdoor Furniture
  Best of NeoCon 2004