N° 5850, N° 5854
Desk N° 5859: H 33 3/4", W 39", D 28 1/2"
Table N° 5854: H 29", W 54", D 32"
Desk: table top with plastic coating
Frame: oil walnut or laminate with oil walnut sides
Feet: polished chrome steel
The legs of the Swaged Leg Group, which also included chairs, obtained their form through the swaging process, by which the steel tube can be tapered and bent. In order to reduce production costs, all four legs of a table or chair were shaped in the same way. To reduce shipping costs, the legs were designed to be easily assembled by the dealers themselves. By means of a welded piece of sheet metal, the steel tube legs can be joined to wooden slats to form a solid table base.
Produced by Herman Miller from 1958 to 1964, retintroduced in 2006.
Reintroduced by Vitra in 2003.