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In stock/quickship models ship within 1 business days from the purchase date for destinations within the contiguous United States

Standard Ship Method: Free Front Door Delivery (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 items 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.

Shipping Upgrade: Inside Delivery - $100.00 per item
Inside delivery is a cost effective way to have large, heavy items delivered inside your home or office when you just do not want to be bothered by moving and lifting. When your order reaches the local station in your area, you will be contacted to schedule a delivery appointment (with a 4-5 hour window).

Special Note:
Most of our shippers will deliver on Saturdays too. If you work during the week and are unable to take time off, be sure to ask about this option!

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.

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.

The Envelop Desk by Jeff Weber is a groundbreaking new creation from the world of Herman Miller home and office furniture. This desk is the solution to an age old problem - how to build a better desk.

To solve the problem, Weber had to know not only what a modern desk was, but what it could be - and therefore, what has wrong with the regular desk.

In general, what was wrong was that little to no attention was ever paid (in desk design) to the growing and very serious field of ergonomics. Jeff Weber learned the importance of ergonomics while a partner with the late Bill Stumpf, the man who brought forth the Aeron and Embody Chairs. Those chairs are legendary today for their ability to make the user comfortable at first, but also to keep them comfortable for 8, 10, and 12 hour workdays where they hardly ever move from the computer, the desk, and the workstation. Since they debuted, designers and furniture companies have pulled out most of the stops, and made everything from ergonomic chairs to ergonomic footrests, mouse pads, keyboards, computers, etc. But the one thing they never really messed with was the classic form of the average desk - a rectangle, set up a certain distance from the floor, with drawers if necessary. And that describes pretty much every desk you'll see in the modern workplace. Until now.

Now there's a desk that moves. The Envelop Desk is one of the first ergonomic desks ever built, the difference is something you feel immediately and permanently. No longer will you have an uncomfortable distance between you and the things on your desk (especially your computer). No longer will you desk be something you work on, rather than something you work with. No longer will your desk be hard and unforgiving to your joints, back, eyes, and skin. This is a new kind of desk for the modern office, and it's here to make you more productive, more focused, and more healthy than ever before.

The whole top of the Envelop Desk moves. It slides towards and away from you, depending on what you want. And that means the things that are actually on the desk move too. Your computer, your files, your shelves, your pencils and pens - anything that you want to bring within easy arms reach is available to you using this desk. Moreover, the desk is angled at the edge so that when you bring it closer, you don't have to re-adjust your arms and body to get a better view of the desk, and especially of the computer. This is an ergonomic advancement that's very important to the success of the desk. You won't have to strain, bend, slouch, crane or re-focus your eyes over and over when using this piece of furniture. The brilliant design of the moving top makes all of that unnecessary.

Making things easy on your neck and spine isn't the only benefit you'll receive from the form of the desk. There is also a bit of a hollow cut into the front edge, a shallow inward curve, and it is into this curve that your body will go when you bring the desk nearer to you. That means no more alienation from your desk and the things that are on it. With this curve, you'll be able to comfortable and correctly sit as near to the desk as possible, making practically everything easier. And it will also cut down plenty on the irritation of bumping against the edge of your current desk.

The Envelop Desk is so-named for just this reason. It surrounds you with the things you need, and makes you comfortable - it's like an embrace of productivity and comfort!

Bringing everything closer makes working easier. But that's not to say that the desk is constricting or too close - it's still basically in the general shape of a rectangular table. It moves and extends and there are contours, but the basic shape remains. It's easy to push away from the desk whenever you need to - or to push the desk itself away from you. It's there when you want or need it, and not when you don't.

Jeff Weber has created a significant new piece of furniture for Herman Miller. Now, in addition to the promises of ergonomic comfort and support offered by their chairs, they can offer you the same in your desk. Herman Miller now has the individual pieces, the ingredients, for a fully functioning ergonomic office unit. And that's thanks to the still-growing and pervasive influence of Bill Stumpf and Jeff Weber, creators of the Embody Chair, the Aeron Chair, and now the Envelop Desk.

Resources

Envelop Desk: In the Home
Read about how the Envelop Desk is perfect for home office use.

Envelop Desk: In the Office
Read about the Envelop desk's qualities as an ergonomic desk for your office.

Designer

Bill StumpfJeff Weber
Bill StumpfJeff Weber

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!


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About The Manufacturer


Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

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.

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Environmental Information

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.


Materials & Measurements

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

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Herman MillerEnvelop Desk
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

The best desk.

By 

from Nashville, TN

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Comments about Herman Miller Envelop Desk:

This is the best desk I have ever had. It goes perfectly with the Embody chair.

 
5.0

The Best Desk

By 

from Nashville, TN

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Herman Miller Envelop Desk:

This is the best desk I have ever had. It goes perfectly with the Embody chair.

 
4.0

very good desk but pricy

By 

from San Francisco, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Envelop Desk:

I have a lot of arm and upper back pain from using the computer over 10 hours daily for my job. The little drop of this desk when I pulled the top close to my body allows me to rest my arm on the table when I type. it makes a lot of difference. I have no pain since I use it. The only negative comment about this desk is the surface space is not too small. The desk would get 5 stars rating if it has larger surface space.

 
5.0

Best desk ever!

By 

from Austin, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Envelop Desk:

I have to say, this is my dream desk! I have been looking for a desk that will give me no stress when working on computer, and now I found it. I no longer have shoulder pain. Combined with Embody chair, my back also had no more stress.
P.S. the desk is super heavy, that's the only issue I had when I want to do small adjustment for setup or adjust the desk height.

 
4.0

Very comfortable

By 

from Pasadena, CA

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Comments about Herman Miller Envelop Desk:

I purchased this desk to do some coding at home and for the most part I'm happy with the purchase. It is very comfortable for my arms to rest on when it's pulled into my body (and works well with a very adjustable chair). The only reason it's not five stars is it's a bit on the small side and you do have to be careful not to let things roll off, but all-in-all, I'm happy with the purchase.

 
1.0

Horrible product, dont waste ur money

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from New Jersey

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Comments about Herman Miller Envelop Desk:

I wanted a desk for my home office where I could work comfortably over the weekends. The envelop desk looked like a perfect solution except that this product has a severe design flaw.

Because of the way the legs are Not connected to the corner of the table, it wobbles like nuts even at the slightest movement horizontally. You might think the wobbling will go away if you place it against the wall, I can assure you that it doesnt work either.

 
5.0

Love this Desk!

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from Lexington Park, MD

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Comments about Herman Miller Envelop Desk:

This desk is just the right height. It is a workstation and I use 2 monitors on it. It's nice to be able to lean back in my chair and pull the desktop to me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Desk

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Midrange Shopper

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Medium Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Herman Miller Envelop Desk:

    Great Desk, love the way that it tilts down - very comfortable. Still waiting to receive my Herman Miller chair which the desk is supposed to pair with.

    It is a little bit pricey, but I figure that works out on your back in the long run.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivered promptly, great desk, the shipping service that Smart Furniture uses is great and very professional.

    • I Am A:
    • Couple No Kids

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Comfortable, but veneer chipping

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    from San Francisco, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable
    • Ergonomic

    Cons

    • Height Adjustment
    • Wears Easily

    Best Uses

    • Medium Rooms

    Comments about Herman Miller Envelop Desk:

    My arms and elbows are resting comfortably for the first time. After one week of use, however, I have noticed that the walnut veneer top is chipping.

    I don't like to sit in the same position for long as I'm at a desk 8+ hours a day. I adjust my position frequently, from reclining to leaning forward. The desk is perfect for people like me. However, I also slide my laptop back and forth across the desk when I move. But because the desktop is not always flush, the veneer at the rule joint--where the concave and convex edges of the two halves meet--is slowly chipping. I may need to employ some scotch tape to protect the edge.

    I can't speak for the laminate top, however. It may not suffer from the same problem.

    Also it's worth pointing out that the legs aren't made to be easily adjustable. You need to flip the desk over and bust out an allen wrench. I've read suggestions that the legs may be interchangeable with some of Herman-Miller's other height-adjustable tables. If you're buying in bulk it might be worth investigating.

    Criticism come easy, though. To repeat, I'm quite happy with the desk. The price is another matter, but I haven't found a substitute for this kind of desk, so w'ever.

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    Shipping & Delivery

    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

    Standard Ship Method: Free Front Door Delivery (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 items 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.

    Shipping Upgrade: Inside Delivery - $100.00 per item
    Inside delivery is a cost effective way to have large, heavy items delivered inside your home or office when you just do not want to be bothered by moving and lifting. When your order reaches the local station in your area, you will be contacted to schedule a delivery appointment (with a 4-5 hour window).

    Special Note:
    Most of our shippers will deliver on Saturdays too. If you work during the week and are unable to take time off, be sure to ask about this option!

    For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.

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    • Q:

      how does one adjust the legs? Can it be done while using it, or must you remove everything from the desktop, lay the desk down on the floor, get out tools, etc?
      Asked on 7/4/2014 by Dorothy from PA

      1 answer

      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The Envelop Desk legs adjust with a pin system. You would need to flip the desk over and adjust the height before using the desk. Its not something you would do while using the desk. No tools required though!

        Answered on 7/6/2014 by Melanie from SmartFurniture.com
    • Q:

      Does the desk ship fully assembled? Or is assembly required?
      Asked on 7/2/2014 by Debby from Granville OH

      1 answer

      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The Envelop Desk does require assembly. There's a great video if you scroll down under the Overview Tab.

        Answered on 7/3/2014 by Caroline from Smart Furniture
    • Q:

      The h-m website shows this desk available with "everywhere legs". Do you have this option available? Is the price the same?
      Asked on 2/3/2014 by Me

      1 answer

      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

        A:

        We only sell one version of the Envelop Desk. Other versions have not passed consumer testing and cannot be shipped to homes, so therefore, are only sold by commercial dealers.

        Answered on 2/4/2014 by Melanie from SmartFurniture.com
    • Q:

      Do the casters lock?
      Asked on 9/26/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, if you opt for casters instead of glides (which is a fancy word for feet) they will be able to lock.

        Answered on 9/26/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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    Warranty

    The Envelop Desk is covered by Herman Miller's 12-year manufacturer's warranty.

    Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 8‌88-467-6278 to get your questions answered.

    Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to customerservice@smartfurniture.com or contact our customer service department at 8‌88-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away

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