There was no place for pushpin panels in the rows of desks assembled amid the concrete columns at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Johnson Wax building in Racine, Wisconsin, circa 1951. Photo by Wayne Andrews/Esto. (via Interior Design)
Herman Miller's Action Office System. First open plan panel system, 1968. (via Interior Design)
The sketch came in handy in the early 1970's for Modern Office Modules, Haworth's first soup-to-nuts system, not to mention a 1976 invention, the pre-wired modular panel. via Interior Design
Steelcase launched its Mobiles system in 1968; they were influential as a first draft for the 1971 debut of Movable Walls, this manufacturer's first comprehensive systems-furniture line. via Interior Design
By 1978, Herman Miller's spaces had picked up speed.
By the 1978 debut of Otto Zapf's steel-framed system, the transition to fabric-wrapped panels was virtually complete - and client qualms had subsided. via Interior Design