Hilda Longinotti reflects on how answering a random job listing in the New York Times set her on a life-changing course.
Series Overview: George Nelson's longtime "aide-de-camp," Hilda Longinotti, paints a unique portrait of the designer's legendary New York City atelier in WHY's latest four-part video series "The Hilda Stories," animated by Damien Florébert Cuypers.
About Why Design
At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, "I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were." Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question "Why?" In Why Design, a new video series, we explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.
Sam Hecht + Kim Colin