Herman Miller really started raking in the cash when George Nelson and the Probst Research Division revolutionized the white-collar work environment with their Action Office plan. Although Nelson won acclaim for the first generation of the Open Office with an Alcoa award in 1964, the design was widely panned for being too expensive and difficult to assemble. Herman Miller eventually pushed Nelson out of the design team, allowing the Probst division to develop the second generation of Action Office just in time to accommodate the new lightweight-construction skyscrapers with open floor plans. Someone along the way figured out that while efficient, the Action Office layout provided little visual stimuli and was quite repetitive in large installations. Enter Alexander Girard’s environmental enrichment panels, which can be compared to an artistically-curated alternative to the motivational poster or knick-knack shelf. Girard’s “Eyes” design was one of the more popular panels.