Item No. 276658

Nelson Swag Leg Desk

C$ 3,495.00
Item No. 276658

Nelson Swag Leg Desk

C$ 3,495.00
Estimated Arrival: Available to ship in: 2 weeks
  • Sculptural modern desk.
  • Colorful cubbies.
  • Authentic George Nelson.
  • 34.25" H 38.98" W 28.35" D
Detailed Dimensions

Shipping Options

  • Threshold Delivery, In-Home Delivery

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Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Nelson Swag Leg Desk
C$ 3,495.00
Space station — With ample space for writing, typing, or sketching, the Swag Leg Desk also offers colorful cubbies for desktop organization and a shelf for staging your day planner, resting your coffee mug, or displaying a family photo.


It’s got legs

The Swag Leg Collection (1958) was named for a manufacturing process that uses pressure to curve and taper metal tubing. This desk perches lightly on signature sculptural legs stabilized by a solid walnut stretcher. Brightly colored dividers create storage cubbies, and the center cubby fits most laptops. Includes removable organizer trays in its drawers and adjustable glides to ensure a level work surface. This is the authentic Swag Leg Desk by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
  • Sculptural modern desk.
  • Colorful cubbies.
  • Authentic George Nelson.
Herman Miller
General Dimensions
  • 34.25" H 38.98" W 28.35" D
Product Weight
74.96 lbs
Box Dimensions
  • 11.81" H 41.34" W 33.86" D
Requires Assembly
DWR honors a one (1) year warranty on all products. Brand-specific warranties may extend to longer periods.
Nelson Swag Leg Desk

Nelson Swag Leg Desk

  • Height (in): 34.25
  • Width (in): 38.98
  • Depth (in): 28.35
  • Weight (lbs): 74.96
  • Steel legs with solid walnut stretcher
  • Solid walnut, walnut veneer, or laminate writing surface
  • Particleboard panels
  • Formed plastic organizer trays
  • Leveling floor glides
George Nelson

George Nelson

Possessing one of the most inventive minds of the 20th century, George Nelson was the rare person who can envision what isn’t there yet. Nelson felt that designers must be “aware of the consequences of their actions on people and society and thus cultivate a broad base of knowledge and understanding.”

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Care & Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.


For normal cleaning, wet cheesecloth in a nonabrasive cleaner, like liquid dish soap, and rub the chrome component lightly until the original luster reappears. Dry the component with a soft cloth to remove any soap residue.

Wood & Veneer

This includes Herman Miller products finished with wood veneer or recut wood veneer, except the oiled Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Rosewood, Oiled Walnut, or Oiled Santos Palisander veneer unless specifically noted.

Normal Cleaning
Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the directionof the wood grain.Spills should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth.

Once a month
Clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.

Twice a year
Apply a good quality furniture polish with a soft cloth. Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes. Also, do not use polishes containing waxes or abrasives, or polishes that are oil based.

Herman Miller veneers meet strict testing standards for resistance to wear, light, stains, water, and pressure. To reduce the risk of damage, take some precautions: Use coasters for glasses and mugs. If a glass top is added to the veneer surface, be sure it rests on felt pads. Don’t place a potted plant on a veneer surface unless it’s in a water-tight container or in a drip tray.Don’t let vinyl binders stay on a surface for very long. Use protective pads under equipment with "rubber” cushioning feet. Some chemical compounds used in the feet on office equipment, such as printers and monitor stands, may leave permanent stains or marks.

Minor repair of water rings, stains, and scratches
Rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulate the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.

Other Damage
Wood is susceptible to bruising and scratching from heavy office equipment, so we encourage a protective surface is placed underneath. Objects should be lifted instead of dragged across a surface. Protective pads should be used under items with a rough bottom, like pottery. Denting, caused by extreme pen pressure when writing, can also damage veneer. Use desk pads or some other protection where a lot of paperwork is done. Sunlight can damage veneer as well, so veneer surfaces should not be in direct sunlight. To help a surface age evenly, users can periodically move items on their desks so that the entire surface is exposed to an even amount of light over time. In addition to light, extremely high or low humidity is a damaging environmental factor. Herman Miller suggests maintaining a relative humidity of 35-65 percent.


Products using laminate may include tabletops, work surfaces, counter caps, transaction surfaces, flipper doors, and lateral files.

For normal cleaning, wash the laminate with a soft cloth and a solution of mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.

For minor repair of burns or other stubborn marks, apply a nonabrasive liquid kitchen cleanser with a soft cloth soaked in warm water. Rub in the direction of the grain; use caution to avoid damaging the surface texture or gloss. If no grain direction is visible, rub with a light, circular motion.

Do not use powdered abrasives or other harsh cleansers like hypochlorite bleach, hydrogen peroxide, nitric or hydrochloric acids, or lye; they may deface the surface and change the finish color.

Questions + Answers



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Rated 1 out of 5
Loved it but disappointed after taking apart once for moving
When I purchased this desk, i found its beautifully crafted and sturdy. However, after moving once and taking the desk apart, i realized that the when you take off the swag legs from the desk, the metal pieces stuck in the wood in which you screw the screws come off. It is very irritating especially when you paid that price for a herman miller desk. I called Herman Miller and the told me to call a dealer in Montreal. The solution of that dealer - very unfortunate for you Miss, all you can do is take wood glue and glue them in. We cannot do anything else. Its sad because I was still under warranty but no, absolutely no help. Wrote back to Herman Miller. Never heard back. Disappointing.
May 18, 2020
Rated 1 out of 5
Delivery defective and no assembly
When i took delivery of the item the company delivering it required me to be at my apartment for a 4 hour window. However the person delivering it just dropped the package off. It was just left with my doorman, so I didn't need to be there at all. The person delivering it did not assemble the desk. When I went to assemble it I found that the legs did not fit the desk top. That is the holes for the screws on the legs did not align with the holes on the desk top.
December 2, 2019
1 year ago
Response from Design Within Reach
We’re really so sorry this happened to you, Peter. We fully understand your frustration. You deserve smooth, uncomplicated service when you purchase with us, and the wait that you were put through was totally unacceptable. Please email with your order details so we can further assist you.
January 2, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Completely satisfied
I bought this desk to fit in an area of limited space and accommodate my 27 inch iMac while still providing adequate work surface and storage; secondarily, to match the design of my Eames chair and be light and airy enough to not obscure light from adjacent windows. It was easily assembled in 15 minutes and went together like a bank vault. Every aspect reflects the high quality one expects of Herman Miller products. I had been uncertain about the cubby hole colors, but they are bright and happy without clashing. Plenty of leg room, and adequate, well designed drawers. The work surface is sufficient for even big paperwork projects. The iMac monitor fits easily on the upper shelf and is well balanced, with no tendency to tip whatsoever. It is a correct distance and height for viewing. I couldn't be happier with the purchase.
February 10, 2015