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Herman Miller Nelson™ Platform Bench

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herman miller
Starting at: $1,124.00 CAD
$1,124.00 CAD

Description

Introduced in 1946, the Nelson Platform Bench remains a landmark of modern design. A versatile piece that serves many purposes. The Nelson Platform Bench is a multipurpose resting place for people and their things. With it's simple spare lines, the bench is also MORE INFO

Product Options

  • Natural Maple
  • Walnut
  • 48 Inch Width, Wood Base
  • 60 Inch Width, Wood Base
  • 72 Inch Width, Wood Base
  • 48 Inch Width, Chrome Metal Base
  • 60 Inch Width, Chrome Metal Base
  • 72 Inch Width, Chrome Metal Base
  • 48 Inch Width, Wood Base
  • 60 Inch Width, Wood Base
  • 72 Inch Width, Wood Base
  • 48 Inch Width, Chrome Metal Base
  • 60 Inch Width, Chrome Metal Base
  • 72 Inch Width, Chrome Metal Base

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$1,124.00 CAD
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Introduced in 1946, the Nelson Platform Bench remains a landmark of modern design. A versatile piece that serves many purposes. The Nelson Platform Bench is a multipurpose resting place for people and their things. With it's simple spare lines, the bench is also a striking accent. A piece of art in itself that has become a sought after collector's item for use in a living room, vestibule, bedroom, library, office, or public area. Smart and Strong

MATERIALS:

  • Solid maple slats sealed with clear-coat finish; spaced to let air and light pass through
  • Choice of chrome-plated metal legs or ebonized finger-jointed wood base with metal leveling glides

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Height: 14 Inch
  • Width: 48 Inch, 60 Inch, 72 Inch
  • Depth: 18.5 Inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • Serves as bench, display platform, or low table in living areas, lounges, libraries, offices
  • Optional leather- or fabric-covered cushions, in various sizes
  • Can be used in conjunction with Nelson Basic Cabinet Series
  • Warranty: 1-year

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Brand
Herman Miller

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By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design. Since then, Herman Miller has collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Studio 7.5, Yves Béhar, Doug Ball, and many talented others.

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Designer
Herman Miller Nelson™ Platform Bench Designed by:
  • George Nelson , 1946
George Nelson

George Nelson

USA, 1908 – 1986

An industrial designer, architect, and journalist George Nelson was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1908. He attended Yale University and from 1932 until 1934 Nelson studied at the American Academy in Rome, returning to the US in 1935. From 1946 until 1972 George Nelson was director of design at Herman Miller. While working for Herman Miller, Nelson introduced several important innovations in office furniture design. The 1958 Swag Leg Group included tables, chairs and desks. In 1946 George Nelson designed Platform, a simple and functional bench for Herman Miller and it is still a mainstay in their collection.

The best known George Nelson designs include the 1955 Coconut Chair, with a triangular seat inspired by a piece of coconut shell. The 1956 Marshmallow sofa is another revolutionary design, with a seat and back made of individual round cushions. In the 1940s and 1950s, George Nelson designed a series of wall clocks for the Howard Miller Clock Company, of which the best known is the Ball clock, with the hours marked by balls of wood. A mid-century classic, the Bubble Lamps, were designed by George Nelson in 1947 and produced by Howard Miller starting in the early 1950s and ending in 1979. Modernica, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer, now produces them.

While at Herman Miller, Nelson set new standards of design in all aspects of the company and in doing so he pioneered the practice of corporate image management, graphic programs and signage.

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