Executive Office Group (EOG)

N° 8000 Series, N° 9000 Series*
Tops: walnut, oil walnut, laminated plastic (in white, light grey, dark grey, or walnut)
Sliding doors: gunmetal, white, mustard, tangerine
Tables: H 29 1/2", W 54" to 84", D 30" to 36"
Storage Units: H 25 1/2", W 70" and 80", D 18 1/2"; on 5 1/2" satin chrome tube legs
Accessories: Pivot-arm fluorescent lamp CL-1, extension slide file basket PB-1, drawer unit for writing supplies PM-3

The basic elements of the Executive Office Group consisted of an executive or secretarial desk and a storage unit, which could be set up in an L-shape or parallel to each other. In the case of the L-formation, the large table was positioned at a right angle over the lower side unit, which acted as a support for the taller table. The side unit was available in many variations: as an open bookshelf with drawers and doors, or with sliding doors with additional interior components. If the side unit was used as a typewriter desk, the area underneath was left free for legroom. The tables themselves could be assembled with drawer units on one or both sides. A modesty screen at leg height could also be specified. EOG also included several smaller, single pedestal desks (with one drawer unit), which harmonized visually with the larger tables.

The L-shaped arrangement was the continuation of a desk concept. Nelson had introduced in the first Herman Miller catalog in 1948. A further development of the EOG was the so-called EOG High, which was introduced in 1961. Here the right-angled elements included storage solutions above the work surface.

* The Executive Office Group appeared in the Herman Miller catalog beginning in 1952. In 1961, the catalogs began to distinguish between EOG 8000 and EOG 9000.

Produced by Herman Miller from ca. 1949 to 1978.

1949 / produced ca. 1949–78
Executive Office Group, 8000 Series

From the Vitra Design Museum Collection.

Executive Office Group, 8000 Series