A dedication to superlative performance

Given his background in exhibit display, it’s not surprising that designer Bruce Burdick uses drama for a purpose. His Burdick Group Tables are a perfect example. He describes them as “workbenches for executives”. The tables demonstrate his belief that desks should be designed with the same dedication to superlative performance as custom golf clubs or a high-performance car.

A line drawing showing the different top shapes available for Burdick Group Tables.

The Burdick Group system, his first project for us, is a unique assemblage of work surfaces, paper handling and storage elements, and electronic equipment supports, located along a structural armature in whatever configuration best suits the way people work. It can be arranged in many different sizes and configurations and can change and grow to reflect changing work patterns.

It’s no wonder that Burdick’s design has created a lot of buzz and won awards. In 1980, the Burdick Group received design awards from the Institute of Business Designers and the Industrial Designers Society of America. The following year, Time magazine named the Burdick Group system one of the Best of 1981 for Industrial Design. Years later, the tables are considered contemporary classics, still working hard, still stunning, still desired.

An oval Burdick table with a glass top, used as a dining table and viewed from the narrow end.

“We search for a ‘fit’, an appropriateness of things and their parts, the inherent solution that lies within the problem itself.”

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