All those hours at work, you move, your chair moves, the desk stays put. Even the best task chairs can't do it all, so Herman Miller brought ergonomic principles to the one element that was just sitting there. A desk that moves? Radical! A desk that promotes healthful movement? That makes sitting at a computer comfortable? It's Envelop, the first desk designed to help you, your chair, your desk, and computer work together for better health and comfort.

Crouching Worker, Lots of Neck Pain
Heavy computer use is hard on the body. Sitting in an ergonomic task chair is a big help, but even then, you hunch, you crouch, you lean in toward that glowing screen. Leading to back and neck pain, eye strain, and fatigue. Because the Envelop desk moves and encourages movement, it lets you take full advantage of an ergonomic task chair and natural body movement.

Envelop allows you, your chair, your desk, and technology to work in concert with one another. Envelop creates a breakthrough level of personal comfort and overall health, thanks to optimal positioning of your computer and a more healthful posture for you. It lets you achieve your most comfortable posture while keeping your eyes on the task.

Your Eyes Will Always Win
When you're seated at your computer, your body will position itself and maintain that position, even when it leads to discomfort so that your eyes focus most easily on the monitor. The result is often postures that aren't healthy or comfortable. Envelop's unique seven-degree tilt keeps technology in the correct ergonomic position, letting you maintain the visual display at the optimal distance (18 to 30 inches) and angle (10 to 25 degrees downward).

As you shift position, your laptop or keyboard, pointing devices, and monitor are positioned synchronously nearer or farther away without shifting them separately. So your eyes are always focused as they should be while you maintain a healthful, comfortable posture.

Moving Support
It's called Envelop because of the sliding flexible support surface, the “infield”, envelops you as you work. The infield slides forward seven inches and pivots down seven degrees to provide continuous flexible support for your forearms and wrists. Your forearms rest comfortably on the soft, resilient infield, reducing pressure on them and eliminating awkward wrist positions.

Designed to be used with an ergonomic chair that features a synchronous tilt, Envelop provides ergonomic support through a wide range of seated postures, whatever is most comfortable for you.

A good Fit
Envelop has been designed to fit in wherever you need it to be as a free standing desk at home or in an office, or within a systems environment. Its clean, trim aesthetic works harmoniously into any design. The desk measures 762mm by 1143mm and expands to 940mm by 1143mm when fully extended. It sits on two open legs, which are pin height adjustable in 25mm increments.

The body pocket size was designed on the basis of anthropomorphic data so that it fits from the fifth to 98th percentile of women and men. The Envelop desk is available in a wide variety of laminates, veneers, and finishes.

Envelop has been designed to meet the rigorous Herman Miller Design for the Environment protocol. Made from 32 percent recycled materials, it is 53 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life.

Product literature
Envelop Desk Product Sheet (603kb .pdf)
Envelop Desk Brochure (864kb .pdf)
Envelop Desk Product summary (150kb .pdf)