The Everywhere conference table has fine lines, a refined aesthetic and works anywhere you decide to use it.
These tables work anywhere you decide to use them, so it's logical that they would be called Everywhere tables. Two traits give them their anywhere versatility.
Fine lines - a refined, single aesthetic means that they complement any space, bringing unity and visual calm. No boundaries - a simple kit of top shapes and leg styles can be combined in nearly limitless ways. And if these choices aren't enough for you, feel free to create your own, because Everywhere tables are easy to customise.
Nearly Limitless Choices
Begin with your table shape, even a shape that you design. Choose your finish, then select from among several leg styles and finishes. Then choose a height - standard or coffee table. Choose casters or glides. Add power and data with Connect inserts which allow for easy access to power and data.
You can even specify tops that flip, so that the tables can be nested for efficient storage - perfect for education areas.
Tables for Every Application
Working, studying, videoconferencing, lunching - any activity that requires an expansive (or compact) and inviting surface can use an Everywhere table. Why Everywhere in particular? It has fine lines, which means that these tables look good in all kinds of places. They have no boundaries, meaning that you can mix top shapes, base styles, go with flip top or fixed, casters or glides. The result is an agility that`s right for every application.
Adaptable to Change
Everywhere tables adapt to big changes and small ones. So you can add tables to expand when needed, rearrange them when called for, even store them out of the way when circumstances require it. Whether you're moving or reconfiguring them, use Everywhere tables in different ways to make the most of a new space, or an old one.
Anywhere adaptability also comes through in flexible power and data choices and shapes that work together. Rearrange a conference room into a training centre. Group tables to support impromptu gatherings. Separate grouped tables for individual work areas or a place to meet with guests.
Everywhere tables are made of 66% recycled materials and are up to 29% recyclable at the end of their useful lives. They are also GREENGUARD certified.
The simple kit of 15 parts also provides environmental benefits: not only is replacing components easy on you, but replacing a part instead of an entire table is easier on the environment.
Grand Rapids, Michigan designer Dan Grabowski grew up understanding the importance of problem-solving. "When my dad needed to create or repair something, he would design a solution and then we would go off together and build it", he recalls. "We built everything from cabinets to flats. That's how things were done in our house".
He was also drawn to art and modern design. His best friend's father was a car designer whose home was filled with modern art and contemporary furniture. "I decided I wanted to do something that combined my love of art and working with my hands", Grabowski says. "I considered being a sculptor, but then when I was in college, I studied the work of Harry Bertoia (Detroit artist, sculptor and furniture designer), and that's when it clicked for me, the connection between sculpture and industrial design".
After graduating from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, as Bertoia had done, Grabowski worked on lots of different kinds of projects - power tools for the Sears Craftsman brand, infant care products for Gerber. But his primary focus has always been furniture design. The overriding quality he strives for in everything he does is honesty - solving problems in smart ways using simple, clean, uncluttered lines. "I like the challenge of a good design project, the idea of making something that's more than just a pretty object, incorporating intelligent details that people notice and appreciate".
The Everywhere table line was one of those projects. Grabowski focused on every detail, including one little piece that wouldn't even show unless you turned the table upside down. "To me," he says, "a Herman Miller product needs visual continuity in every single detail, whether it's on the top, the bottom, inside or out".
Grabowski is particularly proud of the Everywhere line because he feels it demonstrates everything he believes in as a designer. "The simplicity of the tables minimises the visual chaos in active spaces, bringing a sense of calm and order to the room; they are very simple forms but they evoke an emotional response".