Lifework: Herman Miller for the Home

lifework by herman miller :: home office modern furnitureWith the emails, browsing the Web, RSS reading, we all need some kind of home office.

With the popularity of condo units and open concept living spaces, many people do not have the luxury of a closed office. If you put together a workstation in our living room or bedroom room, you dream of a more stylish design than the office furniture look.

Design Issue

With people relying more on laptops than desktop computers, a simple desk table with limited storage is all you need. The small filing cabinet for sorting the bills and paperwork may be stored in a closet or integrate next to your workstation.

Herman Miller is well established in the office furniture industry. They just launch a new modern collection for home office called Lifework. I guess the popularity of the Nelson Swag Leg Desk, work table, and armchair demonstrates that there is a market for modern home office furniture.

Frankly, I have mix feelings about Lifework. I like the Airia desk and media cabinet with the Leaf personal light (top right picture). But I prefer the Nelson Swag Leg Desk. The most successful is the Cognita storage bench. That bench can serve as a seat, storage, and hospitality piece in a living area.

What do you think about Herman Miller’s Lifework?

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Learn more: Lifework portfolio by Herman Miller
Buy online: Herman Miller’s Nelson Swag Leg Desk [allmodern.com] – price:$1799 USD
Buy online: Herman Miller’s Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table [allmodern.com] – price:$1199 USD
Buy online: Herman Miller’s Nelson Swag Leg Armchair [allmodern.com] – price:$399 USD
Via: ICFF Report: Herman Miller [dwell blog]

  • Jun Sei
    May 18, 2008 at 22:32

    Wow, finally desks with high efficiency AND high design! Based on my Google search, OfficeDesigns.com seems to be the only site that actually sells the entire Lifework furniture line online.

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  • Offices to Go
    October 9, 2011 at 13:57

    Great workstations! Herman Miller’s line is top of the line. Thanks for sharing!