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Little Known Fact About Naked Lunch
by Vile at 8:45 pm EDT, Jul 16, 2009

Herman Miller, the office furniture company responsible for the Eames Easy Chair and the very popular Herman Miller Aeron Chair, is widely know to have invented the office cubicle. However, not many people realize that they also had a hand in bringing David Cronenberg's vision of William S. Burrough's novel Naked Lunch to the screen in 1991.

In the film, the character Tom Frost has a shape-shifting talking insectoid typewriter called "Martinelli", and this impressive special effect was designed by Herman Miller, whom Cronenberg approached with the idea after noticing the distinct design of their office furniture. He felt that the furniture had insect-like qualities which could benefit the look of the film.

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