Action office n° 64916/64940
Polished aluminum, chrome-plated tubular steel, varnished wood, plastic and vinyl.
H: 84cm W: 123cm D: 83cm
Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, Michigan
USA, circa 1968
Originally designed in 1964, production time: 1964-1971
Herman Miller, the American manufacturer, set up a research department in 1960 headed by Robert Probst. One of its central tasks was a long-term study of the problems associated with office work. George Nelson was the designer responsible for the project , he developed a completely new system of office furniture that could be adapted to the changing requirements of people and their work in office environments.
Without limiting working surfaces or restricting freedom of movement, the system offers – for example by means of a hanging file attached at the front end – direct access to materials which are in view at all times. There is a flat drawer under the lectern tabletop for writing utensils. Materials left lying on the table and hanging files can be covered over at the end of the task with a pull-down shutter.