A Dream to be Told
Product Launch @ Herman Miller Showroom, London.

Global Teacher launched their products, Pod & Lumi in brand partners’ exclusive new showroom on Kingsway, London. 
“Oh what a night!” – The team travelled to The Capital that morning excited, nervous and ready to show the world what they’d been working on. The rest, is history.

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#TechforGood UK Charity launches innovative educational projector with key support by design pioneer Herman Miller

Herman Miller, a furniture designer now part of the MillerKnoll collective, is supporting educational charity Global Teacher in unveiling the world’s first low cost, 3D printed, solar-powered projector.

The projector, known as ‘Pod’, will give students in rural communities in developing countries access to digital education without needing internet or mains power.

Drawing inspiration from Herman Miller’s problem-solving designs, plus its dedication to sustainability and equitable access to education; Chris Nutman and his team approached the organisations corporate giving arm.

Global Teacher Founder, Chris Nutman commented:

“Receiving support from Herman Miller has been pivotal for the Global Teacher Charity, as they have been instrumental in assisting with sponsorship, manufacturing support and event space.
As a Design engineer I’ve always aspired to work with innovative design companies like Herman Miller. To know they are committed to helping us improve global education is refreshing and exciting – it really is a dream come true.”

Access to digital education is difficult for many in the developing world with 50% of the global schools not having internet coverage and 13% having no electricity. Global Teacher is committed to making digital education accessible to all.

Ben Watson, Herman Miller Brand President & Chief Product Officer, MillerKnoll said:

“Design is about solving problems and making the human condition better. The Global Teacher program is a partnership among companies that believe access to education is inequitable, which can make it difficult for students to thrive and achieve their full potential. By working together, we can help to change the future for kids in underserved communities globally.”

The Pod is a low-cost, durable solar-powered projector that is sustainably powered and uses a bespoke offline learning platform.

Linda Brand, Executive Director of the company’s global giving program commented:

“Access to education has direct impact on the future leaders of our world. By partnering with Global Teacher, we hope to promote equity, access and opportunity for students in underserved environments, so they all have a greater chance to learn and flourish in and out of school.”

About Global Teacher

Mission: To teach one million children to read and write by 2025 through our solar-powered projector POD. Global Teacher is a Charity that aims to increase the quality and availability of digital educational content in poor and marginalised communities. We offer collective learning through a sustainable solar-powered off-grid pod, projecting educational content acquired through a revolutionary digital learning platform in the cloud.

About Herman Miller

Herman Miller is a globally recognized leader in design. Since its inception in 1905, the company’s innovative, problem-solving designs and furnishings have inspired the best in people. Herman Miller is guided by an enduring legacy of design, innovation, and social good. In 2021, Herman Miller and Knoll created MillerKnoll, a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in.

About MillerKnoll

MillerKnoll is a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in. Powering the world’s most dynamic design brands, MillerKnoll includes Herman Miller and Knoll, plus Colebrook Bosson Saunders, DatesWeiser, Design Within Reach, Edelman Leather, Fully, Geiger, HAY, Holly Hunt, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, Muuto, naughtone, and Spinneybeck|FilzFelt. Together we are redefining modern design for the 21st century and changing the world for the better. As MillerKnoll, we form an unparalleled platform from which to imagine a more sustainable, caring, and beautiful world for everyone.