Herman Miller has always believed in the importance of supporting a variety of postures and encouraging healthy movement while you work. An alternative to sitting down at the desk is woven into our design history. In the 1960’s both Robert Propst and George Nelson pioneered the concept of alternative working positions.
Propst, the creator of Action Office, the world’s first open-plan office system, designed a hybrid of a stool and chair he termed a ‘perch’. Nelson, who was appointed Design Director in 1947, enjoyed standing around at work and thought others might also, designed a stand-up, roll top desk for the Action Office line. Both designers recognised the benefits of standing whilst working, long before the term ‘ergonomics’ was widely known or understood.
Please read more about the Herman Miller Ratio desk in our Friday Focus newsletter here.
Please read more about the Sit Stand Debate in itself in our Friday Focus newsletter article here.
Please find more information on Sit Stand Workstations on our Youtube Channel here.
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