- Atlas Office Landscape is a new height-adjustable work system designed by Tim Wallace.
- A unique ‘no-beam’ structure, Atlas frees the workplace from clutter so people can sit or stand in comfort, adapting postures to their activities.
- Atlas desks can be configured and tuned to fit different spaces and different ways of working.
Herman Miller introduces Atlas Office Landscape, bringing imagination and intelligence to space planning.
24 April, 2017
Herman Miller’s long commitment to studying how people work has produced a string of products that help people feel and work better. This record of innovative design is now taking collaborative working to a new level with Atlas Office Landscape. Designed by Tim Wallace (designer of the award-winning Abak Environments) Atlas is a work system which brings together height-adjustability and collaborative working in one elegant solution. With a unique ‘no-beam’ structure, it frees the workplace from clutter so people can sit or stand in comfort, adapting postures to their activities.
Herman Miller’s heritage in pioneering work systems led us to approach designer Tim Wallace for a new height-adjustable solution which reflected the desking requirements for the 21st century. He immediately saw that there was the opportunity to create something that worked with the whole office environment. “The first issue is that so many sit-stand desks look like a piece of machinery rather than a piece of furniture,” says Tim. “Whatever we came up with had to be something people would be happy to live with. Another challenge comes when a single desk needs to be multiplied and then fitted into a space. I saw the opportunity for a system that really benefitted the working environment, both today and in the future.”
“One of the principle objectives,” Tim continues, “was to have a system which enhanced the working environment.” Atlas desks can be configured and tuned to fit different spaces and different ways of working. Shared cable management and personal stowage can be built into the workspace, capitalising on the spaces between desks, or drop-in spaces can be incorporated into individual workstations. Meeting and project tables are also available to complement the offer.
“Ultimately, the flexibility of Atlas Office Landscape is its greatest strength,” concludes Tim. “Atlas isn’t constrained by structures traditionally seen in height-adjustable furniture, such as a modular beams and fixed under-structures. This means that a wide range of linked configurations, from rectilinear to 90-degree, z-plan layouts and more can be easily assembled from the same kit of parts.”
About Herman Miller
Herman Miller is a globally recognised provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, the global company has relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide, and the company is a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index ten years in a row, was named a 2016 Top 100 Healthiest Employer, and has earned numerous global sustainability awards. In the 2016 financial year, the company generated $2.26 billion in revenue and employed nearly 8,000 people worldwide. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.