Action Office Stand-up Desk, Used by D. J. DePree, 1964

Summary

Action Office, conceptualized by Robert Propst with final design by George Nelson, was rooted in Propst's research into office function and worker behavior. The system was not a commercial success: manufacturing costs were high, and it was, in Propst's words, "too showy and bright for serious consideration as a middle management tool." Propst went on to design the hugely successful Action Office 2 cubicle-based system.

Action Office, conceptualized by Robert Propst with final design by George Nelson, was rooted in Propst's research into office function and worker behavior. The system was not a commercial success: manufacturing costs were high, and it was, in Propst's words, "too showy and bright for serious consideration as a middle management tool." Propst went on to design the hugely successful Action Office 2 cubicle-based system.

Artifact

Standing desk

Date Made

1964

Creators

Herman Miller, Inc. 

Propst, Robert 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Zeeland 

Creator Notes

Designed by Robert Propst for Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, Michigan

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

93.190.14

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.

Material

Metal
Steel (Alloy)
Aluminum (Metal)

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 43.5 in  (closed lid)

Width: 49.5 in

Depth: 32.5 in

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