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Herman Miller Nelson Coconut Chair

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Starting at: $10,769.00 CAD
$10,769.00 CAD

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Combining seat, back, and arms in a single form, this design by George Nelson synthesizes art and engineering into a chair that is as beautiful as it is comfortable. Developed to offer freedom of movement, its shallow sides, leather upholstered curves, and foam-rubber MORE INFO

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Combining seat, back, and arms in a single form, this design by George Nelson synthesizes art and engineering into a chair that is as beautiful as it is comfortable. Developed to offer freedom of movement, its shallow sides, leather upholstered curves, and foam-rubber padding invite you to sit in any position, shift at will, and relax with ease.

MATERIALS:

  • Chair has a one-piece foam cushion upholstered in black leather over a white molded plastic shell
  • Chrome base

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Height: 33 inch
  • Width: 40 inch
  • Depth: 34 inch
  • Seat Height: 10.5 inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • Twentieth-century furniture icon
  • Shallow sides and soft curves invite people to relax in whatever position they choose
  • Ships assembled
  • Warranty: 5-year

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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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Herman Miller Nelson Coconut Chair Designed by:
  • George Nelson , 2001
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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