Action Office Desk By George Nelson

XL ‘Action Office’ desk with tambour door, 4 drawers and storage, designed by George Nelson & Robert Propst for Herman Miller, USA, 1970s.

Base in chromed steel, tambour door in walnut, drawers in fiberglass.

An extremely rare design classic that guarantees working in “style,” as the desk is designed to be admired from all sides ; top, front, back, side.

You can place it centrally in a room. Beautiful design that guarantees a lot of working pleasure!

This desk is the largest version of the ‘Action Office’ series.

The desk has a beautiful solid walnut sliding tambour door, which reveals a white laminate writing surface and a large storage space.
The design has four hidden drawers with a walnut front, which can be used to store writing utensils.

The desk rests on a large cast aluminum chrome base, the back of the desk has a beautiful rosewood finish.

This desk has been restored by FIN and is therefore in beautiful condition.
It still has the original key and the original production date (January 24, 1974).

Action Office was the world’s first open office system and was the result of more than three years of research by the Herman Miller Research Corporation led by Robert Propst.

Extensive studies of human behavior in the office, environmental influences on productivity, health and enthusiasm at work led Propst to propose a furniture system that challenged the traditional, hierarchical office organization through an open, less rigidly structured organization.

Desks with a lockable roll top would allow unfinished work to simply be left on the desk in the evening to be picked up the next morning without delay. Action Office, whose design came from George Nelson and his firm, was awarded the Alcoa Industrial Design Award in 1965.

As icing on the cake, the “Action Office” series was used in the movie “A Space Odyssey,” the epic 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick.

A design treasure made for everyone to enjoy!

Weight 60 kg
Dimensions 167 × 82 × 83 cm

Excellent, Restored




George Nelson




Herman Miller


Chrome Plated Steel, Fibreglass, Walnut


Mid-Century Modern, Modernism


83 cm


167 cm


82 cm


60 kg


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(max dimensions: 60x60x50cm, max weight: 20kg)

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Outside Europe: €200,-
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(f.e. a lamp or chair)

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Netherlands / France / Germany (delivered by courier): €200,-
Other European countries (delivered by courier): €300,-
Outside Europe (delivered by courier): €500 to €1000,-
Pickup: Free (after appointment)


(f.e. a table or sofa)

Belgium (delivered by FIN): €250,-
Netherlands / France / Germany (delivered by FIN): €350,-
Netherlands / France / Germany (delivered by courier): €300,-
Other European countries (delivered by courier): €400,-
Outside Europe (delivered by courier): €1000 to €2000,-
Pickup: Free (after appointment)

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XL  ‘Action office desk’ with tambour door, 4 drawers & storage space, designed by George Nelson & Robert Propst for Herman Miller, US, 1970s.

Foot in chrome plated steel, tambour door in wood, drawers in fiberglass.

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