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Envelop Desk

About the Envelop Desk

You move. Your chair moves. Why not your desk, too? Named for the flexible work surface that slides to envelop you as you work, Envelop is the first desk designed to help you, your chair, your work surface, and your technology work in harmony. Available with a standard pin-height adjustment or sit-to-stand height adjustable legs, it can support a full range of healthy seated and standing postures.

The sliding, flexible support surface (or “infield”) of this desk actually envelops you as you work, moving forward seven inches and pivoting down seven degrees to provide continuous flexible support for your forearms and wrists. The soft, resilient surface reduces pressure while eliminating awkward wrist positions. Pair it with an ergonomic chair with a wide range of motion to provide healthy support through a wide range of seated postures—whatever is most comfortable for you.

Design Story from Herman Miller

The late Bill Stumpf and his design partner, Jeff Weber, have been responsible for many of the imaginative leaps that have produced our most innovative solutions. Bill designed the first ergonomic task chair, Ergon, introduced in 1974, and the Aeron chair. Jeff designed the Caper chair. Together, they designed Embody, the first health-positive task chair.

They wondered why people—even when sitting in the best ergonomic task chairs—still had a tendency to hunch over "like cockroaches," as Bill liked to say. He and Jeff realized that, because the surface has always been disconnected from the chair and the person who sits in it, the different postures the person assumes continuously throughout the day disrupt the relationship between the face plane and the computer plane. The result was neck and shoulder strain and pain.

As they worked to develop the Embody chair, they began to rethink the whole concept of a desk. Why did it have to just sit there? Why did computer users have to manually move their laptops, keyboards, pointing devices, and monitors around, trying to maintain the right position and angle? Why couldn't a desk do that?

Envelop became Jeff's project, and he was responsible for most of the work that produced the final product. It represents both a great leap forward in ergonomic design and a logical continuation of Bill's and Jeff's ideas about the body in work postures that had been guiding them for years.

View Envelop Desk styles at our Santa Rosa Office

The Envelop Desk is available from Trope Group in all styles, colors and sizes. Add this desk to your quote for pricing or call to schedule a demo and design appointment. We offer sales, service, delivery, and install of the Envelop Desk from our Santa Rosa office location. Please note our office location is not a retail store, but a working showroom. We recommend appointments to ensure both your product and sales rep are available for you.

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