Transform your open floorplan with Herman Miller's OVERLAY

Overlay brings clarity and order to the open plan, creating a pattern of integrated but distinct settings to help people intuitively navigate the workplace.

Herman Miller Overlay: Workshop set up configuration, blue and white color scheme

Introducing Overlay

Designed to transform an open floorplan, Overlay is a system of sub-architectural, movable walls intended to help you define your space. Use Overlay to create freestanding rooms, give shape to large open spaces, or simply divide one area from another. Because Overlay is flexible, and can take mere hours to relocate, your office could function as one space today and by tomorrow, serve a totally different purpose without calling the contractor.

Herman Miller Overlay: Logic Reach Collection set up configuration, lounge seating and high table with stools

Meet Overlay

Originally conceived as a means to boost movement, collaboration, and efficiency, many open offices have become static environments fraught with distraction. More traditional floor plans, however, may provide privacy and quiet, but they're inflexible and difficult to rearrange without considerable cost and disruption. There's a need for a solution in between a furniture system and a traditional architectural wall that can provide a sense of place and support today's collaborative and creative work.

Herman Miller Overlay: Haven set up configuration, lounge chairs, wood slat divider walls

Affordable Flexibility

As organizations race to attract talent, rapidly scale, or quickly change course, they don’t always have the time, or money, to reconfigure their offices. With just two people in about two hours, a small application of Overlay can be relocated with minimal disruption to the ecosystem of the office without the cost of prefabricated walls or burden of traditional construction.

Herman Miller Overlay: Cove and Exclave set up configuration, grey textile color tones

A Coherent Landscape

Overlay is designed to bring clarity and order to open-plan offices. A sea of work spaces without clear divisions can look and feel chaotic. Overlay makes spaces legible by defining areas to collaborate, catch up, or hunker down and work alone.

Herman Miller Overlay: meeting space set up configuration light beige color scheme

Ready for Anything

Designed with the adaptable simplicity of Legos in mind, Overlay has a select number of parts that you can use to define your space. A three-sided work space can become a designated area for impromptu meetings or collaborative work. Or, use four Overlay walls to create an enclosed meeting space that can offer a higher level of visual and acoustical privacy.

Herman Miller Overlay: Cove and meeting space set up configuration

Unique, Customizable Spaces

Designed to live in the “less-is-more” sweet spot, Overlay’s elegant and quiet aesthetic can be turned up or dialed down to reflect the character of your organization with a variety of ways with colors, textiles, laminates, glass, marker-boards, or your own custom material.

Herman Miller Overlay: Canvas Vista set up configuration, full aerial landscape view


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