Herman Miller Enchord Desk designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin
At A Glance: Designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility created this ultra-adaptable desk for the ever-evolving needs of the dynamic home office. While it appears minimalist at first glance, the Enchord Desk has a fixed top surface and a movable secondary surface underneath that can be configured left, right, or center - leaving the desk with no defined front or back and making it approachable from any direction.
The work we do at home makes special demands on our space and furniture. Designed specifically to support the wide range of tasks that happen at home, the Enchord desk and mobile cabinet are an affordable, simple, and downright clever solution to getting the homework done, keeping the papers you're using now organized and at hand, and letting you keep your phone and a sandwich nearby while you shop online.
The Enchord desk and mobile cabinet have a clean and streamlined look that makes them comfortable wherever you need them in your home. The desk is available with a chalk white laminate top surface and bright pesto green secondary surface or a white oak veneer top surface with chalk white laminate secondary surface. The smart tapered legs are made of steel for strength.
What's To Like: Two tabletops on the desk. What for? To provide the most function with the least unnecessary complexity. The primary surface is the "desktop" - where you do your work. The secondary surface beneath it, which slides, is for storing your laptop, routing cords and cables, and keeping the papers you're working with at hand and out of sight when you have to stop working to pick up the kids or sit down to dinner.
What's Not to Like: The only difficulty the Enchord Desk presents is its lack of storage space. The Enchord Mobile Cabinet is available to provide coordinating storage, but if you need desk storage this won't be your first choice.
The Bottom Line: For the clever minimalist in all of us, the Enchord Desk is a breath of fresh air. Its simplicity and playful design (and we do think that a sliding lower surface is playful to the hilt) speak to its creators' well-thought-out design process and love of unadorned beauty.
Desk: 28.625" h x 50" w x 29.75" d
Lower surface: 25.375" h x 12" w x 23.25" d
Secondary desk surface extends 11-12 inches beyond the upper surface to the left or right
Chalk white laminate top surface with pesto lower surface or oak veneer top surface with chalk white lower surface
Steel legs for strength
The Herman Miller Enchord Desk is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: HM200.L, HM200.W.
Hecht and partner Kim Colin formed London-based Industrial Facility in 2002 to "...explore the junction between industrial design and the world around us." Since then, the design firm has contributed its perspective and intellectual rigor to a wide range of international clients like Yamaha, Epson, and Muji. Everything from kitchen appliances to electronics to interior furnishings has benefited from the ideas of Industrial Facility. In keeping with their legacy of partnering with outstanding problem solvers to help people work more efficiently and effectively, Herman Miller engaged Industrial Facility to contribute to its new line of furnishings for home work environments.
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.
In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.
Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Shipping Rate: Standard curbside shipping for this item is free within the contiguous U.S.
Availability: The Enchord Desk is on stock and ready to ship. Very limited quantities are available, so order yours today!
Standard Ship Method: Standard Curbside - $0.00! We use this service anytime an item is too large or too fragile to ship with UPS or FedEx. The shipping companies we use may not be household names like UPS and FedEx, but they are committed to providing you with an equally awesome experience. With curbside service, your item will be left at the curb, just inside your driveway or placed next to your front door. When your order arrives to the station in your home town, you will be contacted to schedule a delivery day and time. An appointment will be made prior to delivery and a signature will be required. Please note that this service does not include delivery inside your home or office, so be prepared. If you want to save a little money on shipping and have friends to help you move and unpack, this is your best option.
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