June 9, 2014

Herman Miller’s long commitment to studying how people work has produced a string of firsts to help people feel and work better. This record of innovative design is now taking health-positive movement to a new level with Renew Sit-to-Stand Tables. Designed by Brian Alexander, Renew makes moving from sitting to standing, and back again, a natural part of a person’s day and offers a full range of supported movement to help people stay more active and healthier at work. Renew will be featured at NeoCon 2014, June 9-11, in Chicago and is available now to the contract market.

While watching people interact with other height-adjustable tables, Alexander noticed that they often changed positions when they changed tasks. “When people are focused in, they tend to sit for longer periods of time. When they stand up, it signals an attitude, like a second wind. The various postures and frequencies are a direct reflection of the work they’re doing and what’s right for them.”

Every inch of Renew was thoughtfully considered from the user’s point of view, or the person sitting or standing next to them. A newly designed paddle-shaped switch moves up and down intuitively, allowing people the freedom to choose the perfect sitting or standing height without unneeded thought. Softly angled corners prevent bumps and bruises under the table, a simple consideration that’s seemingly been forgotten throughout the industry. Slim–profile legs offer more freedom to move. Renew also boasts a seamless wire management design that routes the cords from numerous desktop tools into a cable trough below the table, keeping them out of sight even when the table is raised. The result is an adjustable desk that helps create a more human way to work while eliminating the visual chaos created by power and data cords.

Renew is available in one of four height adjustment options: Crank, Electric, Extended Range Electric, and Pneumatic. The table is also offered in a variety of shapes, sizes and finish options.

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. The company’s award-winning products and services generated approximately $1.8 billion in revenue in fiscal 2013. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2013, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week. Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.