Herman Miller Envelop Desk designed by Bill Stumpf and Jeff Weber
At a Glance: The Envelop Desk is the latest brainchild of Jeff Weber, the design partner of the late Bill Stumpf. Combined, they've designed some of the most popular products like the Caper, Aeron and the Envelop Desk's best match, Embody. The whole concept of the stationary desk is thrown out the window, with the Envelop Desk tabletop's range of movement.
What's To Like: The way Envelop encourages movement is great for fidgeters, and people who generally work long hours in front of a computer screen and don't want to feel like a statue at the end of the day. Letting you take advantage of the benefits of today's ergonomic task chairs, especially that of the Embody Chair, the Envelop Desk lets you easily position both your posture and computer peripherals for a more comfortable and health-positive work environment.
What's Not To Like: For those who absolutely have to have everything on their desktop, from unsorted papers and printers to the kitchen sink, Envelop may not the best fit. If you're looking for mansion-like space in a studio-apartment-sized package, Envelop is not for you.
The Bottom Line: With pedigree backed by Herman Herman Miller and ergonomic features not found in any other desks, Envelop is a great fit for those who want the most comfort and features from their entire workspace, not just their chair.
If you're looking for monitor arms for the Envelop Desk, check out the Flo Monitor Arm and its low profile clamp base designed specifically for the Envelop Desk.
It's called Envelop because the sliding, flexible support surface - the "infield" - envelops you as you work. The infield slides forward seven inches and pivots down seven degrees to provide continuous flexible support for your forearms and wrists. Your forearms rest comfortably on the soft, resilient infield, reducing pressure on them and eliminating awkward wrist positions. Designed to be used with an ergonomic chair that features a synchronous tilt, Envelop provides ergonomic support through a wide range of seated postures - whatever is most comfortable for you.
Envelop has been designed to fit in wherever you need it to be - as a freestanding desk at home or in an office, or within a systems environment. Its clean, trim aesthetic works harmoniously into any design. The "body pocket" size was designed on the basis of anthropomorphic data so that it fits from the fifth to 98th percentile of women and men.
Envelop is comprised of 32-percent recycled materials. This figure breaks down to 18-percent post-consumer and 14-percent pre-consumer recycled content. Envelop is up to 53-percent recyclable at the end of its useful life.
The Envelop Desk comes from the mind of Jeff Weber, one of the most talented and prodigious designers Herman Miller works with today. Weber was the late Bill Stumpf's design partner on a range of furniture, including the Caper Chair and the world-famous Embody Chair. He learned a lot from Stumpf about ergonomics, and about making each part of each design piece have both an aesthetic and a practical purpose. The Envelop Desk is one of Weber's most recent solo designs, and it combines his own fresh and unique take on how a desk should look and feel with the expertise and knowledge he acquired earlier with the great Bill Stumpf.
Weber looks at the modern workplace and sees what could be, rather than what is. He sees the standard desk, limited and unmoving, and envisions a living work partner, something that's going to able to mold itself to each individual user in a specific and productivity enhancing way. He see the standard desk top, solid and set, and he envisions a moving, flexible work surface that can shift and change to better fit the needs of the person, the office, or the work. He sees the computer monitors that adorn practically ever desk in the country these days, and rather than a fixed system that can cause neck problems and carpel tunnel, he sees an easy to move, human centered solution that brings cutting edge ergonomics and engineering to bear on a problem that has been unsolved for decades.
Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf were always interested, first and foremost, in making sitting down and working as easy and healthy as possible. When they first began their work many people and companies were not even aware that the chairs they were using and the long stretches of sitting their workers endured were unhealthy in any way. But the ergonomics movement, led by furniture designers like Weber and Stumpf, showed the way toward a healthier, more productive and altogether happier worker and workplace.
A desk that moves with you, that anticipates your needs and makes things easier or your back, eyes, neck and lower body, is a desk that's well worth having. Jeff Weber has produced such a desk.
And it's not just ergonomics that Weber cares about. The Envelop Desk is a beautiful piece of furniture, with a full complement of the classic and modern styling that Herman Miller is known for. This is a desk that's going to make you feel good literally, and make you look good as well. Don't pass it up. Jeff Weber's partnership with Herman Miller is ongoing - we can't wait to see what he comes up with next!
Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items. Included in Herman Miller's celebrated office furniture selection is the iconic Aeron Chair and the groundbreaking Embody Chair.
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Materials: Steel legs. Worksurface features an "infield" section with cutout, made of black urethane, and a rear "outfield" section made of a laminate with clear plywood edges or a veneer surface with stained plywood edges.
Measurements: Height with Glides: 25.5" to 31.5" h Height with Casters: 27.5" to 32.5" h Overall Width: 45" Overall Depth: 30.75" (unextended worksurface) up to 37" (fully extended worksurface)
Package Dimensions: 49" x 36" x 7"
Package Weight: 76lb
Assembly Required: Yes, light assembly is required
Shipping Rate: Shipping for the Envelop desk is free!
Availability: In stock/quickship models ship within 1 business days from the purchase date for destinations within the contiguous United States
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