Herman Miller Distil Desk
Todd Bracher, 2015
Equally appropriate in a small office and work room, Distil takes work seriously without taking over. Designer Todd Bracher ensures this equilibrium by refining the idea of a desk to its essence. With solid wood legs, eased edges, molded plywood top, and refreshingly honest answers to handling wires and storage, this desk is approachable, physically and aesthetically.
Without storage, Distil is an elegant table. With it, in vertical or horizontal orientation, Distil is a desk. Cleverly designed to keep devices and chargers close at hand but out of sight, Distil laminate-lined storage units mount on the left or the right. A removable internal drawer can double as a desktop box; a soft lined bottom ensures items wont mar the interior.
Distil simple, straightforward solution to wires and cords channels them the length of the desk through cut-outs in the cross stretchers. The essential nature of Distil extends to its assembly: it goes together with a simple tool in a few minutes.