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No, the swag leg is not a new dance move but in fact, a very stylish writing desk by Herman Miller. The term ‘swaging’ means to shape or curve metal using hammering or pressure. George Nelson, the desk’s namesake and former Director of Design at Herman Miller, was the first to propose the idea of a sculptured furniture leg.

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Nearly 50 years later, the Nelson Swag Leg Desk is still beloved by many. It has, however, been given some 21st century updates — the desk easily fits a laptop computer and has a built-in grommet to keep wires managed. Its minimalist style is brightened up with colourful storage cubbies and two, thin pull-out drawers hold small office items.

The desk’s sleek design is befitting of the home or office. Its compact size, walnut siding and white, laminate top make it highly versatile. The Nelson Swag Leg Desk retails for about $2,250 and can be purchased online from Herman Miller or at an authorized retail store.

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