Basic Office ("Bullpen")

Not produced

The Basic Office, or “Bullpen,” was Nelson’s attempt to resolve the conflicting requirements of an open-plan office: openness to simplify communication and privacy to focus on work. Documents in the Nelson estate indicate that a lot of time was invested in the development of this system. Detailed color designs show wall units of varying height used to create different degrees of openness or privacy. A similarity with the furniture of the Action Office, which had been developed shortly before, is evident.

Basic Office was designed for Herman Miller but never produced.

Office Equipment Systems for Herman Miller-Not Produced, Basic Office

ca. 1966