- Conversations For Change
Conversations For Change
Michael Ford, advocate and activist, partnered with Interior Investments & Herman Miller to create conversations of change through iconic pieces of furniture.
In June 2020, Tricia Dunning our Wisconsin A+D Manager, was watching the news when she saw that Michael Ford had recently completed his mural in downtown Madison and had oficially become a full-time advocate and activist. Working with Lauren Maki from Herman Miller, they contacted Ford about a collaboration and Conversations for Change was born.
In his first piece of furniture, Michael Ford has remixed the popular Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman (ELO) introduced in 1956 by husband and wife, Charles and Ray Eames as a “special refuge from the strains of modern living” with handwritten names of victims of racism in the US as a stark reminder that these Black men, women, and children were not afforded the privilege of refuge - those who died at the hands of racial actions.