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Herman miller desk?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:05 am
by alex123711
I know Herman Miller Chairs have a good reputation, but what about desks, are they really worth the price as well?

Re: Herman miller desk?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:07 am
by jucor
alex123711 wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:05 am I know Herman Miller Chairs have a good reputation, but what about desks, are they really worth the price as well?
Unless you have some burning need to have the Eames designed model or are committed to the idea of a motorized sit/stand desk, I'd say no. most of their desk are quite simple, and there really is not much to justify their high prices, IMHO. Unlike a chair, there's not too much to worry about with desks -- you won't be sitting on it, and most dimensions are fairly standard. If you're abnormally tall or short be sure you get something that's height adjustable, but for the vast majority of folks a standard desk works just fine.

I'm sure that they're well-made, but the desks they sell are simple, and it is not hard to get one that's well made for a lot less.

Re: Herman miller desk?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 am
by Sandtrap
alex123711 wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:05 am I know Herman Miller Chairs have a good reputation, but what about desks, are they really worth the price as well?
FWIW My best recent office purchase has been a high quality electric sit stand desk. My older “L” shape office desk relocated to another wall. Better workflow and practical.

Desks, for me, usually disappear under a mass of files and “work in progress” so pricey ones wouldn’t matter.
j🌺

Re: Herman miller desk?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:34 am
by Sic Vis Pacem
Sandtrap wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 am My best recent office purchase has been a high quality electric sit stand desk.
What did you go with? I'm in the market now but am having some difficulty in parsing the options.

Re: Herman miller desk?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:27 pm
by Sandtrap
Sic Vis Pacem wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:34 am
Sandtrap wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 am My best recent office purchase has been a high quality electric sit stand desk.
What did you go with? I'm in the market now but am having some difficulty in parsing the options.
Jarvis stand up desk.
$735.00

Heights are programmable.
Very solid and stable. Cheaper ones are wobbly.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

j :D

Re: Herman miller desk?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:53 pm
by rgs92
I bought this desk, it is very stable and sturdy and is a nice size and is a good value at the price ($120).

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1

The extra-large version is only $160 (over 5-feet wide).

Re: Herman miller desk?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:46 pm
by JupiterJones
I tried to buy a Henry Miller desk once, but they were banned.

Re: Herman miller desk?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:53 pm
by Sic Vis Pacem
Sandtrap wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:27 pm Jarvis stand up desk.
$735.00
Thank you! :sharebeer

Re: Herman miller desk?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:09 pm
by SomberReptiles
Back in October I bought a Vari Electric sit/stand desk through Amazon
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1
It arrived on time, easy to assemble. Works fine. I think the "crossbar" between the legs helps reduce any wobble.
Yes, $640, but I have no regrets so far.

Re: Herman miller desk?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:47 am
by ClevrChico
I've always followed the startup practice of using cheap, folding tables as desks. When I want to work standing, I use the kitchen counter.