20th Century Art + Design /10 June 2001


George Nelson

desk model 4658
Herman Miller
USA, 1948
walnut, leather, steel
54 w × 28 d × 41 h in (137 × 71 × 104 cm)

An extraordinary example of postwar design, this desk continues to be a revolutionary design in office utility. The functionality of the desk is exemplified in its components: a Pendaflex file drawer, a suspended sliding door cabinet above the writing surface and a folding typewriter shelf. Several small drawers and slots are contained within the cabinet, placing all office necessities within reach.

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $11,500

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