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Office Furniture Goes Modular in New Herman Miller Collection

“Plex” was designed in collaboration with London studio Industrial Facility

Though the modern office has changed, office furniture has remained pretty much the same. A few companies, focusing on both ergonomics and sustainability, have set out to change that, but such progress seems slow and hard-won.

At this year’s NeoCon furnishings show in Chicago, U.S. furniture stalwart Herman Miller unveiled a line of furniture created in collaboration with London design studio Industrial Facility. The collection, called Plex, includes compact metal tables and modular sofas, armchairs, ottomans, and benches made of interchangeable units that come in a variety of colors and with a selection of legs (wooden, on wheels and swivel-style). Outlets for power and USB connectivity between the legs help users plug in from anywhere. Take a look.