Herman Miller Sense Bench Desk System

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Herman Miller Sense Bench Desk System is designed for simplicity. Quick and easy construction, unparalleled flexibility and a wealth of intelligently designed products and accessories makes Sense Bench Desks the most versatile of office furniture systems.

A Red Dot Award winner in 2008, Sense has been significantly enhanced by designer Daniel Korb, to offer more choice and flexibility, in options, styling and applications.

Available in a range of leg options, with new storage and accessories, giving the product a clean, crisp and architecturally elegant aesthetic, Sense continues to evolve and mature.

Herman Miller Sense Bench Desk System is also adaptable for home offices and by choice of colours and frame finished will fit almost any house.

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Designed to Connect

  • Intelligent design.
    A simple mono-beam structure allows Sense to be easily specified and configured to create different layouts
  • Simple choices.
    The Sense portfolio includes a range of leg styles, storage options and accessories
  • A working solution.
    Precision engineering, clever use of materials, and a unique tool bar, allows you to personalise Sense to your preferred working style

Designed to Build

  • No tools.
    With a unique Plug & Play system, Sense can be built effortlessly, it’s easy to understand and easy to use
  • Intuitive.
    All components simply lock, click or snap into place. Sense reduces downtime and increases productivity
  • Flexible.
    Adjust and adapt your workspace as your needs evolve. Change is easy, Sense puts you in control

Designed to Play

  • Play.
    Craft fun, fresh environments with a vibrant choice of colours and cool finishes, to create a modern aesthetic
  • Create a look.
    Personalise and change Sense to reflect your identity and bring individuality to team environments
  • Build.
    Design a better world around you to create effective spaces

Designed to Grow

  • Scale.
    Start with a single table and work up. Sense allows you to respond as needs demand
  • Future proof.
    Sense is designed for the long term. Add new tables, change layouts, take down or rebuild. Good design is built to last
  • Considered.
    Herman Miller’s heritage and sustainable design principles add up to a product that’s best in class.


Herman Miller warrants Sense to be free of defects in material and workmanship for 12 years - regardless of the number of shifts during which the products are used.



Screening for Sense comes in two options -

  • A fabric option, utilising an exclusive fabric for Herman Miller called Unity
  • A glass screen option

Both screen options come in a variety of colours to suit individual tastes, and can be specified with or without a toolbar. Screens with toolbars can accept reversible tablets (pinable or whiteboard), power and paper management accessories.

Screens without toolbars are designed for privacy only but allow the attachment of mini pinboards for tacking requirements. Sense can also be specified with just a toolbar, maximising collaboration between paired desks and allowing zoned privacy through use of tablet materials.

Power, Data and Cable management

Sense provides a range of cable management products, there are -

  • cable support clips,
  • a single cable basket,
  • a double cable basket and
  • an umbilical riser.

Cable support clips, small or large, can be mounted directly onto the frame to support and route cables. The small clip can also be added to cable baskets to separate power and data cables.

The single basket is used to manage a higher volume of cables, it attaches to the beam with two large cable clips that are supplied with it. The double basket is suspended between two beams, using the small cable clips, this is used in a back-to-back configuration.

Sense has a high-capacity umbilical riser which attaches to the frame. Power and data blocks are available in various options and are delivered pre-assembled. Depending on the application, these can be fitted onto a tool bar, frame or wire management basket.

Configured with four access ports, the module can be specified as four power, two data/two power or four data, or a combination of the two. The result is a flexible solution to hardwire requirements that means you only pay for what you need.


Worksurfaces are supported by Sense’s mono-beam structure.

The monobeam is pre-defined in size, with resulting leg plugs fixed, ready for accepting worksurfaces at installation. The mono-beam is re-used across the toolbar, increasing economies of scale. Screens are in turn supported by the beam. The beams are 2.0mm roll formed steel, which are laser welded to form the frame which can be painted metallic silver, chalk white or thorium grey.


These are available in the following -

  • Round leg: Height adjustable or fixed height
    They can be specified with either a straight or angled leg at the user side of the table.
  • Square leg: Height adjustable (pin or crank height adjust) or fixed height

The legs are a composition of aluminium castings, steel and plastic components, and can be specified in a choice of four finishes. Height adjustable legs afford an adjustment range from 620-800mm.


Single table

Sense can be used as a single table for individual working requirements. Power, wire management and privacy panels/screens provide a complete, independent office solution.


Frames use a shared-beam concept, minimising the number of legs required. Height-adjustable legs and options for a toolbar with and without privacy panels ensure that whatever the communication requirement, collaboration activities can be managed.


Linear configurations are made easy with Sense. Frames come in a choice of lengths, and connect using patented connection devices to form the structure you require. Add to this returns or satellite tables to provide for further workspace, meeting or breakout options.

120 degree

Customer service, call centre or other team-based environments will benefit from the collaborative space that can be achieved using Sense in a 120-degree formation. Create small, working clusters or larger, group environments to offer the right collaboration requirements.


An extended vocabulary means Sense can be applied to all areas of the office, including meeting and breakout areas. The fun, modern finishes and simple frame structure of Sense allows facility wide application and offers a perfect solution for community spaces.

Home office

The simplicity of design and simplicity of build means that Sense is a perfect option for the office worker’s home office requirements. The wide choice of finishes and colours mean that your office will be exactly as you want it to be – and if you fancy a change, just do it.

It’s designed to be easy.

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Due to the current climate, please use the contact form and we will get back to you with an update on returns

Bespoke orders are acquired specially for your order. For this reason, bespoke products cannot be returned.

All returned products must be in the original packaging and in a saleable condition, without any marks from use. You will need to arrange for a courier or postal service to deliver the item back to us at your own cost. Please note you will be responsible for the item until we can confirm receipt at our premises. For this reason, we recommend using a trackable service provided by almost all postal and courier services.

In some instances returns can also be made through either of the following options:

  • Simply take the proof of purchase and the product you wish to return or exchange to our showroom at 28 Wigmore St, London W1U 2RN.
  • Within the M25 we may be able to arrange collection for large items such as office chairs and desks at an additional charge. Please contact us to find out if we are able to do so.

Faulty Items
If for any reason you feel the item you have received is faulty please contact us as soon as possible to let us know that the item has a fault. We will request that you explain to us what the fault is and in some instances, we will request that you send us photos of the fault so that we can see the fault described. Once the fault is identified we will ask you to return the item and provide a replacement. In the event that a replacement is unavailable (whether it be due to discontinuation or end of line clearance), we will either replace it with a similar product or provide a full refund. If you are returning an item because it is faulty we will reimburse your return costs once we have inspected and confirmed the item has a fault.

If you wish to return an item to us for any other reason such as our seven days’ returns policy (on certain products only) please contact us

to inform us that you would like to return an item and the reason for the return. We will give you an address to return the goods. Please note that you must include the original receipt with the item so that we can identify that the returned product is from your order along with the reason for the return (you can write this on the receipt if you wish). Failure to do so may mean we are unable to identify who the return is from and we will be unable to process the return.

Return Exceptions
We regret that, for hygiene reasons, we are unable to accept the return of mattresses, pillows and personal items such as massagers. If the product was sealed by the manufacturer and the product remains unopened with the sealed packaging intact we are willing to accept returns. This is standard practice for most companies retailing these types of products.