George Nelson Action Office Desk - Herman Miller - Vintage

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George Nelson Action Office Desk - Herman Miller - Vintage

Original vintage model Herman Miller edition, 1960s. 
In very good shape.

Designate : George Nelson
Brand: Herman Miller
Color: Black
Material : Wood, Metal
Dimensions: H 84cm x W 128cm x D 82cm

Availability: In stock

Learn more about this product

The Action Office was the world's first open-space office system and is the result of more than three years of research by the Herman Miller Research Corporation under the direction of Robert Propst.

Extensive studies on human behavior in the office, environmental influences on productivity, health and enthusiasm at work, led Propst to propose a furniture system that challenged the traditional hierarchical organization of the office by an open organization. and less rigid.

Desks of different heights should favor the alternation between sitting and standing to promote concentration and creativity and thus increase efficiency.

Desks with a resealable rolltop make it possible to leave unfinished work on the desk in the evening, to be resumed the next morning without delay. 

The Action Office, whose design came from George Nelson's agency, received the Alcoa Industrial Design Award in 1965.


Learn more about this designer

Georges Nelson 1908 - 1986

The architect Georges Nelson is one of the biggest names in design. 

Design theorist, influential architecture critic for the Architectural Forum then became design director at Hermann Miller, he was a key figure in American design. He notably convinced the designers Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and Isamu Noguchi to work for the company Hermann Miller.

Georges Nelson also collaborated with the publisher Vitra and created his own design agency. He is at the origin of many icons of the 20th century, for the office and the home, some of which pay homage to his penchant for fantasy and humor but also for their functionalism. Among his masterpieces we can remember: the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball Clock, the Coconut Chair, the Basic Storage Components storage systems, the desks etc ...

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