Nelson Workspaces

Desktops: All desktops are of steel core construction, covered in 1/16" laminate finish and edged with dark brown vinyl.

Dimensions:
Core Unit 6030: H 31", W 65", D 32 1/4"
L-Base B-3217: H 5", W 32 1/4", D 17 1/4"
L-Panel L-3226: H 26", W 31 3/4", D 16 3/4"
Screen AW-3653: H 53", W 36", D 1 3/4"

Designed for Storwal International, Nelson Workspaces was a response to the predominating office cubicles of the day and an attempt to create an open, humane working environment. The office system was designed with the desk at its core, around which a variety of screens, panels, and shelves could be assembled to create a functional, but personal environment. Accessories, such as blinds, lights, or personal planters, help achieve that effect.

Workspaces also offered circular retreats—composed of screen panels and a dome-like roof—for discussion and group work. These could be attached to a workstation to create a private or semiprivate space.

The system was installed in the administrative center of the Aid Association for Lutherans in Appleton, Wisconsin, but proved not to be commercially viable.

Nelson Workspaces

Nelson Workspaces

1975–77
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