Built to Last: Herman Miller Ethospace Cubicles

For many, the traditional cubicle space brings images and associations to mind: bland shades of grey, and feelings of restriction, rigidity, and isolation. Unfortunately, many of these descriptors are apt, but Herman Miller has made it their goal to change the perception of the classic cubicle and its surrounding office space with the Ethospace cubicle. Ethospace cubicles are devoted to …

Flexibility, Adaptability: The Story of Herman Miller Cubicles

In 1964, Herman Miller unveiled Action Office, an office plan unlike anything the industry had seen. The plan was the brainchild of Robert Propst, one of the first designers to argue that office work is greatly affected by environmental factors. Unlike traditional business culture of the 60s, Action Office emphasized motion—the idea being that physical movement stimulates the mind and …

Herman Miller Cubicles & the Importance of Good Posture

Office cubicle trends can come and go, especially with the term ergonomic being bandied about recently. Unfortunately, one trend that has been especially prevalent over the years is bad posture. We’ve all seen variations of bad desk stance: the turtle, the slouch, the slump, the curl. While bad posture may seem harmless, the consequences can be painful including jaw pains, …