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Item #: HM100

Herman Miller Sense Desk


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Herman Miller Sense Desk
designed by Korb and Korb

Sense Desk with White Laminate Top

At A Glance:
The Sense Desk is a very modern piece of office furniture. It's adjustable, so that it can fit your height and that of your office chair, it's able to collect and organize cords for the various electronics that will be on the surface of the desk, and you can add a cool organizing "cubby" to the back of it.

What's to Like:
It's a beautiful desk in an aesthetic sense. You can order the surface in wood or white laminate, and either way it's going to make your cubicle mate green with envy. It's also the only Herman Miller desk with height-adjustable legs, so you can make it perfect for you. If you like a side of organization with your main dish, then you can add the cabinet on the back to give your more space on the desk and more storage up top.

What's Not to Like:
Sense Desk in WalnutYou won't want to ding this beauty up or mar the surface, especially if you get the walnut finish. So you might not want to build your model airplanes on it (if that's what you're into).

Bottom Line:
Sense is an organized, effective, and attractive desk for practically any office and home environment - a desk that has a whole ton of features when it appears to be just a nice, spacious work surface. Shown with the optional Sense Desktop Cabinet.The Desktop Cabinet can be purchased and fitted to your desk at a later date.

Designed by German design firm Korb and Korb, Sense brings together virtually every element one could want in a modern desk - including a height-adjustable work surface to work in ergonomically sound unison with your chair, an ultra-convenient cord management system, and an optional desktop organizer that can be easily taken on and off.

    • Assembly is a cinch- no tools required to put this desk together

    • Desk height adjusts to fit a wide range of heights (range of 24-33 inches) by a unique yet simple twisting and locking mechanism

    • Integrated wire management basket under the surface manages any cords that might otherwise get out of hand

    • Top comes in white laminate with exposed plywood edge or walnut veneer with walnut edge

  • 24-33" h x 59" w x 31.5" d

The Sense Desk is part of the the Herman Miller Lifework collection - a series of cutting edge home office furniture pieces to transform your office into an organized, productive space. Smart Furniture carries the entire line of Lifework desks. Call a Smart Furniture salesperson at 888-467-6278 to learn about our selection of desks and Herman Miller furniture.

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The Herman Miller Sense Desk is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: HM100, HM100.L, HM100.W.

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Materials & Measurements

White laminate surface with a plywood edge or a walnut veneer and edge; adjustable metallic legs

Desk: 24-33" h x 59" w x 31.5" d
Desktop Organizer: 11.25" h x 47.25" w x 10" d
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Assembly Instructions

Download PDF assembly instructions for the Herman Miller Sense Desk (requires Adobe Reader).

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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Korb and Korb design firm

Korb and Korb
Founded by Susan and Daniel Korb in 1989, Korb and Korb is an innovative and enterprising design firm. With a broad portfolio of architecture and furniture design and numerous design awards to their name, Korb and Korb was an ideal choice for Herman Miller's Lifework desks. The Sense collection was made with a focus on increasing the user's productivity without sacrificing aesthetics.

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By far the best desk I have ever owned!


from Chattanooga, TN

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  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Ergonomic
  • Height Adjustable


    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms
    • Medium Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Herman Miller Sense Desk:

    Out of all the desks I have used over my years of work the Sense Desk by Herman Miller is by far my favorite.

    I love its modern design and spacious work surface are truly the highlights. You cant go wrong with the price for the table and cabinet combination.
    It's easy to assemble and easy to adjust.

    Definitely a winner!

    Thanks Smart Furniture!

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    • Family Young Kids

    Perfect work desk


    from San Francisco

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    Verified Buyer


    • Durable
    • Ergonomic
    • Extremely Easy Assembly
    • Industrial Looking Design
    • Large Work Surface
    • Very Adjustable


    • Cabinet Sold Separately

    Best Uses

    • Artsist's Table
    • Craft Table
    • Work Bench

    Comments about Herman Miller Sense Desk:

    NOTE: I got my desk with the table cabinet.
    I am a professional artist. I work digitally and traditionally. This desk fits both my computer equipment and my art supplies with it's wonderful sprawling size yet it fits in my tiny San Francisco Apartment.

    I also easily fits my sewing machine!

    It is on the pricier side, but hey if you or on this website you are looking for a quality desk at a reasonable price. I think the price is reasonable for what you are getting.

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    Shipping & Delivery

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    Standard Curbside: Free

    Inside Delivery (recommended): $99.00 per item

    Shipping Rate:
    Standard curbside shipping for this item is free within the contiguous U.S.

    The Sense Desk is in stock and ready to ship. Very limited quantities are available.

    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.

    Shipping Upgrade: Inside Delivery - $99.00 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. For this reason, we strongly recommend this service. 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).

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

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    The Sense Desk comes with a 1-year warranty.