They weren’t supposed to be cubes.
The “Action Office” introduced 56 years ago by furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, was a collection of nice, modular pieces intended to be “a mind-oriented living space.” The angles were oblique. The collection was open and colorful. It was laid out so the employee could move around.
“We are in real danger,” the Saturday Evening Post opined about it in 1965, “of being enabled to work at 100 percent efficiency.”
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