Modern E2 Office Desk By Thrive Home Furniture
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The Classy Modern E2 Office Desk Part of the Thrive Home Furnishings office furniture collection, the Modern E2 Office Desk has a style that falls somewhere between the classic Herman Miller Action Office I System and the Action Office II System still in use today. It blends warm wood finishes and a stately and handsome ...
The Classy Modern E2 Office Desk
Part of the Thrive Home Furnishings office furniture collection, the Modern E2 Office Desk has a style that falls somewhere between the classic Herman Miller Action Office I System and the Action Office II System still in use today. It blends warm wood finishes and a stately and handsome style with an efficient, modular and professional design to create a balance between these two very different office systems.
In 1960, Herman Miller Company created a research wing to investigate “scientifically” the use of furniture. Led by Robert Propst, and under the supervision of modern furniture icon George Nelson, the first project they under took was an evaluation of the office space and how to make it more efficient, flexible and usable in the changing work environment. The result of their research was the Action Office System. The AO-I system of desks and workspaces with different sizes and shapes that were easily moved around and reconfigured.
It featured beautiful wood finishes, steel frames and drawers and an aesthetically pleasing rounded design that, while critically acclaimed and winner of the prestigious Alcoa Award, was never really embraced by the business sector mostly because of the cost of the furniture and the fact that it didn’t fully meet the needs of larger corporations. After George Nelson distanced himself from the project and Robert Propst redesigned the Action Office System into the AO-II, giving rise to the highly efficient yet much less visually appealing office systems still in use today. The Action Office II introduced familiar advancements such as the much-loved and much-loathed Cubical seen in nearly every office landscape today.
The E2 Office Desk by Thrive Furniture resemble neither of these classic office systems yet it somehow reminds me of both. This cool modern desk has a large, broad work surface finished in a handsome wood laminate finish and seems to float a few inches above the base giving it a look that is less monolithic and more airy. The modular and sturdy steel construction of the pedestal bases feature locking drawers and contemporary style linear drawer pulls yet the dark wood laminate drawer fronts give it a warm and masculine look.
This perfect balance of professional functionality yet hip aesthetic design make this the perfect desk for any modern workplace or home office. If you want to check out the extremely reasonable price of the Modern E2 Office Desk, head over to the Thrive Home Furnishings website and take a look.