Action Office #1 Desk by George Nelson and Robert Probst
Designed by George Nelson and Robert Probst in 1964, this is the first edition of the Action Office desk, produced between 1964-1967, with the characteristic ‘T-shaped’ chrome leg on the side.
This desk came in different formats: height, width, and materials used.
The two widths were 80cm (fitting four drawers) and 60cm (fitting three drawers). It also came in a standard sitting height, a high-desk (standing desk – see last picture), and wall mounted version.
The roll tops came in walnut, oak, maple, rosewood. The legs are chromed aluminum.
Most desks had a key to be able to lock your work for the night. Herman Miller customized this desk for residential use and produced a version without the lock.
George Nelson, Robert Probst
1964, United States
Past Perfect, George Nelson Foundation