Action Office Project Drawing by Robert Propst, April 6, 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

Drawing (Visual work)

Date Made

06 April 1964

Creators

Propst, Robert 

Collection Title

Robert Propst Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2010.83.647

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of Robert L. Propst.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Pencils (Drawing and writing equipment)

Technique

Drawing (Image-making)

Dimensions

Height: 19 in

Width: 24 in

Inscriptions

Front, lower right corner: RCP / 4-6-64

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