Herman Miller, a global designer and furniture manufacturer and retailer, has named Debbie Propst as president, Herman Miller retail. Propst joins Herman Miller from Bed Bath & Beyond, where she served most recently as president of One Kings Lane, as well as the chief brand officer of Bed Bath & Beyond.
Propst will lead Herman Miller’s global retail business across the company and its portfolio of brands, including Herman Miller, Design Within Reach, and Hay.
Propst joined One Kings Lane in 2012 and was named president in 2016 with end-to-end responsibility for the business and its transformation into a high-end lifestyle brand. Before joining One Kings Lane, Propst spent seven years at retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, where she was a head merchant responsible for multiple lines of business across top brands such as Hollister, Abercrombie kids, and Abercrombie & Fitch. Her duties included product development, production, inventory management, and pricing and promotional strategies.
She will start her new role in January 2020 at the Herman Miller retail headquarters in Stamford, CT.