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Ardea Personal Light

The Ardea are the great herons—those elegant birds with the long, infinitely flexible necks. Inspired by these majestic birds, Yves Béhar designed the Ardea personal light to be infinitely adjustable. Its ingenious neck design lets you direct Illumination right where you need it—on paperwork, a keyboard, or a good book. And like the herons, Ardea is kind to the earth.

  • Design

San Francisco designer Yves Béhar, of fuseproject, wanted the Ardea personal light to both reflect nature and have a minimal impact on it.

An admirer of Charles and Ray Eames, Béhar decided that he too wanted to collaborate with Herman Miller. “Design is very much at the center of Herman Miller’s culture,” he says. “So one day I just picked up the phone, called them, and said, ‘Let’s work together.'” Four years later, we introduced his two brilliantly innovative lighting products, Ardea and Leaf.