Modern Design /16 March 2003


George Nelson

Home Office desk
Herman Miller
USA, c. 1948
walnut, steel, leather
54½ w × 27½ d × 40½ h in (138 × 70 × 103 cm)

Fine example of the classic experiment in efficient desk design. The hinged writing surface lifts up to reveal several shelves and a drawer. Two sliding doors on the upper portion enclose dividers and a drawer.

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $6,900

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