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Augment by Herman Miller: Intelligent Control, Individual Choice

Herman Miller’s height adjustable modular system brings a new level of individual choice to shared work environments.


March 10th, 2016

Alternative solutions to the concept of ‘sitting down to work’ are woven into Herman Miller’s design history. In the 1960s, both Robert Propst and George Nelson pioneered the idea of alternative working positions. Propst designed a hybrid of a stool and chair he termed a ‘perch’, while Nelson, who enjoyed standing around at work and thought others might be similarly inclined, designed a stand-up roll top desk.

Today, sit/stand desks can increasingly be found in offices around the world, with many companies and individuals recognising the ergonomic and health benefits of designs that encourage greater movement and changes in posture at one’s desk.


Enter Augment. Herman Miller’s new height adjustable system is specifically designed for people who engage in individual work activities within close proximity to colleagues, and who desire variety and choice in their working posture throughout the day.


Augment makes moving between sitting and standing an intuitive and natural behaviour. Key to this is its ‘Intelligent Control’, a signature sensor that detects movement under or above the work surface to ensure a simple and seamless transition between sitting and standing. Heights can also be preset according to personal preference and need.


The Augment portfolio includes both freestanding and cluster configurations, allowing greater flexibility when designing large floor plans.


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