Design: George Nelson, Swag Group introduced in 1958

A Signature Shape
In typical George Nelson style, the design brief for what would become the swag leg group was deceptively simple: "Wouldn't it be beautiful to have some kind of sculptured leg on a piece of furniture?" Then came the challenges. Make the legs of metal, machine formed and prefinished. And design them for quick assembly. Using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube—swaging—proved the best way to produce the legs. Inserting a screw in the legs and rotating them in opposite directions made quick work of assembly. In 1958, everything came together to make a desk and tables in sizes that are right for home or office.

Strength and Stability
Legs screw together to make a strong joint. Solid walnut stretchers bolt to the legs to complete the stable, durable base.

The desk's size is right for today's compact electronics. Solid walnut sides, back and stretcher with a white laminate top. Four hardwood dividers (2 orange, 1 spa blue, and 1 chartreuse), chrome-finished steel-tube legs, adjustable glides and a grommet for cable management.
Details to Help You Order
Materials—Desk has white laminate top surface and solid walnut side and back panels. Base is chrome-finished steel tubing with a solid walnut stretcher.

Dividers/Drawers—Desk has 4 hardwood dividers (2 orange, 1 spa blue, 1 chartreuse) and 2 black-plastic pencil drawers.

Wire Management—Desk has a grommet for cords and cables.

39"w x 28.5"d x 34.5"h
Herman Miller:
Working with design legends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller pioneered modern furniture design in the mid-20th century. As the business grew, it added a research focus to its problem-solving design. Today, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continues to drive the global company forward. In addition to the enduring designs that form its foundation, Herman Miller also offers solutions from partners and top designers who share its values.