Atlas Office Landscape is a work system which brings together height-adjustability and collaborative working in one elegant solution.
Atlas Office Landscape is a work system which brings together height-adjustability and collaborative working in one elegant solution. With a unique ‘no beam’ structure, it frees the workspace from clutter so people can sit or stand in comfort, adapting postures to their activities. Make the space your own by combining desks, screens, tables and storage elements to create places that invite collaboration, focused activity or impromptu meetings.
Challenge Your Space
Atlas Office Landscape is a height-adjustable work system that goes beyond the limitations of the simple sit-stand desk. Its holistic approach encourages imaginative new ways to plan office spaces through a focus on human-centred design and ergonomic excellence. Combine desks, screens, tables and storage elements to create spaces that invite collaboration, zones for focused activity or impromptu meetings.
An Intelligent System
Reflecting Herman Miller’s long history and expertise in pioneering innovative work systems, Atlas Office Landscape is an inventive design, and different from a standard sit-stand desking system. A simplified and consistent approach to both componentry and electric options makes configuring and creating large groups of height-adjustable desks as easy as a single workstation. Integrated storage and meeting tables ensure Atlas has the flexibility to meet each individual’s needs with ease.
Curves Not Corners
With its softly curved edges, Atlas Office Landscape has an organic appearance that flows effortlessly through your office space. Crafted to reflect the elegance of a piece of furniture rather than a row of regimented machinery, its rounded aesthetic is consistent across the whole vocabulary. Work surface, screens, power supply and storage make spaces feel more organic, more inviting, more human.
Herman Miller’s long heritage in pioneering work systems led us to approach designer Tim Wallace for a new height-adjustable solution which reflected the desking requirements for the 21st century. He immediately saw that there was the opportunity to create something that worked with the whole office environment. “To me the problem wasn’t in creating a single desk, there are plenty of examples of those,” says Tim. “The real challenge comes when that single desk needs to be multiplied and then fitted into a space. I saw the opportunity for a system that really benefitted the working environment, both today and in the future.”
“One of the principle objectives,” Tim continues, “was to have a system which enhanced the working environment.” Atlas Office Landscape brings together height-adjustable and collaborative working; desks can be configured to make space rather than lose it. Shared cable management and personal stowage can be built into the workspace, capitalising on the spaces between desks, or drop-in spaces can be incorporated into individual workstations.
It was also imperative that Atlas Office Landscape didn’t jar with the other furniture in an office. Tim explains: “One of the visual distractions with height-adjustable furniture is that it inhabits two spaces; both seated and standing. So, what might be hidden when you’re sitting down, cables or the underside of the desk, for example, become instantly visible as soon as you raise the desk up.”
Tim overcame this problem with a unique solution—the development of the ‘leg block’ at the top of each leg, which simultaneously houses the riser mechanism while providing support for the desk top. The ‘leg block’ and connected leg can also be rotated to give further layout possibilities.
“Ultimately, the flexibility of Atlas Office Landscape is its greatest strength,” concludes Tim. “Atlas isn’t constrained by structures traditionally seen in height-adjustable furniture, such as a horizontal beam. This means that rectilinear, 90-degree and z-plan layout are all easily achievable.”