Envelop Desk
by Herman Miller

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Envelop Desk

by Herman Miller
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You move, your chair moves, and now your desk can move, too. Bill Stumpf and Jeff Weber set out to design a flexible work surface that slides to surround your body while you work. The result? The Envelop Desk.
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    Product Overview

    Envelop Desk

    You move, your chair moves, and now your desk can move, too. Bill Stumpf and Jeff Weber set out to design a flexible work surface that slides to surround your body while you work. The result? The Envelop Desk. The two creators had one goal in mind when designing this surface: a seamless connection between you, your chair, and your work surface. The desk's features include:

    • Versatile moving support.
    • A harmonious fit.
    • Seven-degree tilt.
    • Ergonomic design.

    If you're in the market for a free-standing work surface that provides both comfort and ergonomic support, look no further than the Envelop Desk.


    An Official Herman Miller Retailer

    Office Designs is proud to be an authorized Herman Miller retailer. All of our products come directly from the Herman Miller factory, meaning they've been made with the brand's high standards for quality, construction, and materials.


    Envelop Desk Features

    Stumpf and Weber have always wondered why - even with the best ergonomic task chairs - people still had a tendency to hunch over while they worked. The two designers soon realized that the surface area has always been disconnected from the chair. Because of this, the different positions people take up throughout the day can disrupt the relationship between both the face and computer plane. Unfortunately, over time this results in neck and shoulder pain. The Envelop Desk has many beneficial features to correct this pain, including:

    Moving Support

    The surface of the desk has the ability to move in two directions: forward 7 inches and down 7 degrees. These movements provide both flexibility and support for your forearms and wrists. The Envelop Desk is strong, but its smooth surface works to eliminate the pressure on your wrists.

    Harmonious Fit

    Made to comfortably accommodate both men and women, Envelop's balanced design can seamlessly fit into any office space. The desk's adjustable legs (via pin-height or electric sit-to-stand height) allow you to expand the legs even further.

    Seven-Degree Tilt

    Do you frequently get headaches during work? Well, it's probably because you're sitting in front of a computer screen straining your eyes for 8 hours everyday. With Envelop's seven-degree tilt feature, you have the power to control the distance and angle you wish to maintain between you and your monitor. Additionally, as you move, so do your keyboard, pointing devices, and screen. This allows you to keep a clear focus on your work while your body comfortably aligns to a healthy position.


    Assbembly Instructions

    You can view assembly and installation instructions here.


    Warranty Information

    The Envelop Desk comes with a 12-year, three-shift manufacturers’ warranty.

    For additional information regarding this topic, read Herman Miller's full warranty (PDF).


    About Herman Miller

    Herman Miller is one of the leading companies for furniture design. Since its inception in 1923, the brand has partnered with someone of the most renowned designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, Jerome Caruso and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller specializes in high-performance products that are environmentally sustainable with ergonomic support.



    Dimensions & Measurements

    • Overall Height: 26" to 33"
    • Overall Width: 45"
    • Overall Depth: 30.75"

    Packaging Dimensions: 36" x 49" x 7"
    Packaging Weight: 76 lbs.

    You can view assembly and installation instructions here.


    Design Story

      Design Story

      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.

      Embody began with Bill’s and Jeff’s awareness of an unsolved problem: the lack of physical harmony between us and our computers. They thought of the small universe that encapsulates the office worker—the “envelope”—as consisting of three parts: chair, surface, surround. While working on their radical idea that a chair could do more than just minimize the negative effects of sitting and could actually have positive effects on the seated body, they became acutely aware of the problem of the static surface.

      They wondered why people—even when sitting in the best ergonomic task chairs—still had a tendency to hunch over. Bill 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.

    Care & Maintenance

      Care & Maintenance

      With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

      The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.

      Coated Metal
      For normal cleaning, wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry. Remove scuff marks from low-gloss coatings with pre-softened paste wax, following the manufacturer's instructions. Remove scuff marks and scratches from high-gloss coatings using automotive polishing compounds, either liquid or paste. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen. For assistance in determining the appropriate color and gloss for Herman Miller touch-up paint, contact your Herman Miller Customer Service Representative.

      For normal cleaning, wash plastic surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.

      Products using laminate may include tabletops, work surfaces, counter caps, transaction surfaces, flipper doors, and lateral files.

      For normal cleaning, wash the laminate with a soft cloth and a solution of mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.

      For minor repair of burns or other stubborn marks, apply a nonabrasive liquid kitchen cleanser with a soft cloth soaked in warm water. Rub in the direction of the grain; use caution to avoid damaging the surface texture or gloss. If no grain direction is visible, rub with a light, circular motion.

      Do not use powdered abrasives or other harsh cleansers like hypochlorite bleach, hydrogen peroxide, nitric or hydrochloric acids, or lye; they may deface the surface and change the finish color.

      Molded Infield
      Normal Cleaning
      For normal cleaning, wash with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.

      Ink Stains
      Apply isopropyl alcohol to a clean, damp absorbent cloth. Start at the outside of the ink stain and work towards the center. Apply pressure but do not rub too vigorously. It is important as the cloth becomes stained, use a clean section of the dampened cloth or the stain will spread. Apply isopropyl alcohol to the cloth as needed. If ink stain persists, use acetone in place of procedure above. This procedure is not intended for normal cleaning.

      Wood & Veneer
      This includes Herman Miller products finished with wood veneer or recut wood veneer, except the oiled Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Rosewood, Oiled Walnut, or Oiled Santos Palisander veneer unless specifically noted.

      Normal Cleaning
      Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the directionof the wood grain.Spills should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth.

      Once a month Clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.

      Twice a year
      Apply a good quality furniture polish with a soft cloth. Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes. Also, do not use polishes containing waxes or abrasives, or polishes that are oil based.

      Herman Miller veneers meet strict testing standards for resistance to wear, light, stains, water, and pressure. To reduce the risk of damage, take some precautions: Use coasters for glasses and mugs. If a glass top is added to the veneer surface, be sure it rests on felt pads. Don’t place a potted plant on a veneer surface unless it’s in a water-tight container or in a drip tray.Don’t let vinyl binders stay on a surface for very long. Use protective pads under equipment with “rubber” cushioning feet. Some chemical compounds used in the feet on office equipment, such as printers and monitor stands, may leave permanent stains or marks.

      Minor repair of water rings, stains, and scratches
      Rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulate the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.

      Other Damage
      Wood is susceptible to bruising and scratching from heavy office equipment, so we encourage a protective surface is placed underneath. Objects should be lifted instead of dragged across a surface. Protective pads should be used under items with a rough bottom, like pottery. Denting, caused by extreme pen pressure when writing, can also damage veneer. Use desk pads or some other protection where a lot of paperwork is done. Sunlight can damage veneer as well, so veneer surfaces should not be in direct sunlight. To help a surface age evenly, users can periodically move items on their desks so that the entire surface is exposed to an even amount of light over time. In addition to light, extremely high or low humidity is a damaging environmental factor. Herman Miller suggests maintaining a relative humidity of 35-65 percent.