Robert Propst

Robert PropstRobert (Bob) Propst (? - 2000) was the inventor of the Action Office which evolved into the cubicle office furniture system.

Robert Propst was from Colorado and worked for Herman Miller (Research) in Zeeland, Michigan.

Propst's work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Henry Ford Museum. Propst's 120 inventions include: a vertical timber harvester, a quality control system for concrete, an electronic tagging system for livestock, a mobile office for a quadriplegic, and modular systems for use in hospitals.

In 1953 he formed Propst Co. in Denver to commercialise his inventions.

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Facility influence on productivity : a report on the influence of a responsive environment on satisfaction and proficiency in an educational setting / Robert Propst, John Adams, Claudia Propst

High school: the process and the place / Robert Propst

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Design Quarterly, 1975; n98-99

Progressive Architecture, Nov 1974; v.55

Design Quarterly; n.88

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Metropolis Feature
"The Man Behind the Cubicle"

Hostar International

CNN "Cubicles: the Great Mistake."

Herman Miller Europe: Design History

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