George Nelson (USA, 1908-1986)

Architect, designer, and writer, George Nelson was a central figure in the mid-century American modernist design movement; and his thoughts influenced not only the furniture we live with, but also how we live.

     Nelson came to design via journalism and literature. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Yale in 1931, he won the Prix de Rome fellowship, and spent his time in Europe writing magazine articles that helped bring stateside recognition to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gio Ponti, Le Corbusier and other canonical modernist architects. In the 1940s, Nelson wrote texts that suggested such now-commonplace ideas as open-plan houses, storage walls and family rooms. D.J. Depree, the owner of the furniture maker Herman Miller Inc., was so impressed by Nelson that in 1944 — following the sudden death of Gilbert Rohde, who had introduced the firm to modern design in the 1930s — he invited Nelson to join the company as its design director.

     There Nelson’s curatorial design talents came to the fore. To Herman Miller he brought such eminent creators as Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and the textile and furniture designer Alexander Girard. Thanks to a clever contract, at the same time as he directed Herman Miller he formed a New York design company, George Nelson & Associates, that sold furniture designs to the Michigan firm, as well as its competitor, the Howard Miller Clock Company. Nelson’s New York team of designers (who were rarely individually credited) would create such iconic pieces as the “Marshmallow” sofa, the “Coconut” chair, the “Ball” clock, the “Bubble” lamp series and the many cabinets and beds that comprise the sleek “Thin-Edge” line.

     For dedicated collectors, as well as for interior designers who look beyond “the look,” there is a “cool-factor” inherent to vintage pieces from George Nelson and others. Nelson was in on it from the start, and it’s valuable to have a piece that was there with him. But still, as is evident from the offerings from dealers on these pages, in any of the designs, in any iteration whose manufacture Nelson oversaw and encouraged, there are shining elements of lightness, elegance, sophistication —and a little bit of swagger. George Nelson felt confident in his ideas about design and didn’t mind letting the world know.

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Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Thin Edge Teak Five-Drawer Dresser

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Thin Edge Teak Fi...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Teak
Beautiful design by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Five-drawer teak chest on aluminium legs with black enameled pulls. Has drawer separate compartment dividers which can be taken out....
Midcentury Armchair Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Midcentury Armchair Designed by George Nelson for ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Wood, Faux Leather
Midcentury armchair designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Sticker underside. Chair has some wear. Frame is structurally sound but some separation to the back and wear on finish....
Coveted Restored Set of Eight Cane Dining Chairs by George Nelson, circa 1949

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Coveted Restored Set of Eight Cane Dining Chairs b...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Maple
An exquisite set of eight (8) rare cane back dining chairs (Model number 4669) by the esteemed George Nelson for Herman Miller, circa 1949. Single examples of this chair are difficult t...
George Nelson for Herman Miller 'Action Office 1' Roll Top Desk

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller 'Action Office 1' ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tables
Aluminum, Wood, Plastic
George Nelson for Herman Miller, roll top desk no 64916, polished aluminum, plastic laminate, wood, United States, design 1953, production 1970s. This roll top desk is designed as pa...
Rare Glaze Meridian Clock by Bitossi & George Nelson for Howard Miller

By Bitossi, Howard Miller, George Nelson
Rare Glaze Meridian Clock by Bitossi & George Nels...
Bitossi, Howard Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Clocks
Metal, Ceramic
Rare glaze Bitossi & George Nelson wall clock for the Howard Miller clock company. This example is pristine and has it's original electric mechanism and works.
George Nelson for Herman Miller Swag Leg Table

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Swag Leg Table
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Laminate
Fully signed with George Nelson design for Herman Miller tag. White laminate top with cast aluminium swag leg base. Measure: 28.5" diameter x 17.13" high.
George Nelson for Herman Miller Rosewood Thin Edge Chest Cabinet Server

By George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Rosewood Thin Edge...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
George Nelson for Herman Miller thin edge chest cabinet.
George Nelson Set of Four Cabinets

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Set of Four Cabinets
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Wood, Teak
George Nelson for Herman Miller Zeeland Michigan, set of four cabinets in teak and patinated black wood, United States, 1950s. This four set of cabinets present patinated red color ...
Pair of George Nelson Design for Herman Miller Chests / Dressers / Commodes

By George Nelson
Pair of George Nelson Design for Herman Miller Che...
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers...
A pair of Mid-Century Modern George Nelson design for Herman Miller chests / dressers / commodes. Signed with labels this pair of side by side and all drawer chests have mahogany fronts...
George Nelson Nightstands for Herman Miller, USA, 1950s

By George Nelson
George Nelson Nightstands for Herman Miller, USA, ...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Aluminum, Wood
Like all of George Nelson designs these nightstands are both exceptionally good looking and very functional.
Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair Unit and Modular Table by Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair Unit and Modular T...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal, Faux Leather, Formica, Wood
Extremely unique vintage modern lounge chair unit features numerous parts and components and is completely interchangeable. Impressive design by George Nelson for Herman Miller has thic...
George Nelson for Herman Miller Solid Black Walnut...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Walnut
Vintage George Nelson for Herman Miller 5150 Coffee Table, Bedroom Bench. Rectangular Steel framework with Black Walnut tabletop. Versatile. With paint removed and custom solid Black Wa...
George Nelson Rosewood Thin Edge Open Storage Cabinet, USA 1950s

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Rosewood Thin Edge Open Storage Cabi...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Aluminum, Rosewood
Nice, simple open plan storage cabinet by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The case, raised on four turned aluminium legs, is veneered in rosewood with each side having bookmatched grai...
1960s George Nelson Rosewood Midcentury Design Cabinet

By George Nelson
1960s George Nelson Rosewood Midcentury Design Cab...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Metal, Aluminum, Rosewood
1960s rosewood cabinet or office cabinet designed by George Nelson with metal and aluminium detail and original key, new black sliding doors.
George Nelson Side Table by Herman Miller, 1960s

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Side Table by Herman Miller, 1960s
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Wood
George Nelson side table by Herman Miller, 1960s. Very good condition.
Mid-Century Modern Slat Bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-Century Modern Slat Bench by George Nelson for...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Wood
Bench Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller USA, circa 1960s Ebonized wood Measures: 14” H x 72” W x 18 ½” D x seat 14” H.
George Nelson for Herman Miller Rosewood Thin Edge Chest Cabinet Server
George Nelson for Herman Miller Rosewood Thin Edge...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Aluminum, Porcelain, Rosewood
Stunning rosewood George Nelson vintage thin edge two door chest for Herman Miller in excellent condition.
Pair of Three-Drawer Orange Lacquered Chests by Ge...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Metal, Lacquer, Laminate, Wood
A pair of Mid-Century Modern three-drawer chests with black enameled metal frames, orange lacquered sides and back, white laminate tops, and walnut veneered drawer fronts with elliptica...
George Nelson Ebonized Coffee Table by Herman Miller, circa 1950s

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Ebonized Coffee Table by Herman Mill...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Plastic, Wood
George Nelson ebonized wood coffee table (4652) was made by the Herman Miller Furniture Company Inc., circa 1950s. This coffee table is extendable and has two removable hard plastic bot...
Midcentury Steel Frame Desk by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Midcentury Steel Frame Desk by George Nelson for H...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Steel, Wood
One of our favorites, the George Nelson designed steel frame series is both practical and beautiful. Originally available in many different color combinations the orange / green / black...
George Nelson Omni Wall Unit Shelving

By George Nelson
George Nelson Omni Wall Unit Shelving
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Walnut
Two bay Omni wall unit in walnut by George Nelson. Brass color metal rails that support three cabinets and three shelves. All adjustable in height and placement. The large bottom cabine...
George Nelson for Herman Miller Maple Six Foot Ben...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple
Vintage George Nelson for Herman Miller Maple and Black enamel, mid size, six foot slat Bedroom Bench.
George Nelson Rosewood Server

By George Nelson
George Nelson Rosewood Server
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Rosewood
George Nelson rosewood server signed inside drawer, four drawers next to three doors, inside has pull-out shelf.
George Nelson for Herman Miller Planter Lamp Table, 1950s

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Planter Lamp Table...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Copper, Leather, Walnut
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern lamp table designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The table features a white leather tabletop and a gorgeous walnut case that rests on fo...
George Nelson for Herman Miller Highboy Dresser, Signed, circa 1950

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Highboy Dresser, S...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Chrome, Wood
Designed by George Nelson, this highboy dresser was part of Herman Miller's collection of modular basic storage components. The chest has been newly refinished and features beautiful wo...
George Nelson Walnut Secretary and Bookcase on Long Bench, Herman Miller

By George Nelson
George Nelson Walnut Secretary and Bookcase on Lon...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Secretaires
Walnut
George Nelson walnut secretary and bookcase on extra long black bench, mfg. Herman Miller, 1950s. Three pieces sold as one unit.
Nelson Leather Top End Table with Drawer for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Nelson Leather Top End Table with Drawer for Herma...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Leather, Oak
A small end table with drawer by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The table is made of an oak frame with tapered legs and a brown leather top. The table is labelled by Herman Miller,...
Pair of Modernica George Nelson Saucer Bubble Walnut Wall Lamps, Vintage

By George Nelson, Modernica
Pair of Modernica George Nelson Saucer Bubble Waln...
George Nelson, Modernica
20th Century American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
A beautiful pair of George Nelson Bubble wall lamps in the Saucer shape with walnut wall mounts. The iconic design allows for height adjustment of the lamp and movement of the arm f...
George Nelson Sectional Sofa for Herman Miller, 1960s

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Sectional Sofa for Herman Miller, 19...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Steel, Upholstery, Formica, Walnut
A pair of Mid-Century Modern sofas by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The sofas are constructed with a metal frame and square chrome-plated legs. The vintage sofas have original uphols...
George Nelson Primavera Headboard for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Primavera Headboard for Herman Mille...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Part of the Herman Miller Collection, early 1950s, this headboard by George Nelson is in the sought after Primavera wood. A storage headboard, it's padded back slides down to reveal a s...
Lacquered George Nelson Highboy Dressers with Rare Aluminum Pulls

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Lacquered George Nelson Highboy Dressers with Rare...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Aluminum, Birch
Pair of George Nelson for Herman Miller, birch plywood, highboy dressers sold separately feature newly finished coral lacquered fronts, natural trim and black lacquered legs with rare a...
Pair Herman Miller "Primavera" Dressers by George Nelson

By George Nelson
Pair Herman Miller "Primavera" Dressers by George ...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Bedroom Furniture
Metal, Walnut
This matched pair of Herman Miller Primavera line dressers by George Nelson featuring plank legs and "m" shaped pulls. Spacious cabinet storage alongside wide drawers makes for an impre...
George Nelson Rare High Back Chair

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Rare High Back Chair
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Leather, Steel, Upholstery
George Nelson rare high back chair A high back lounge chair designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Model #5469, this lounge chair is one of the more rare designs by Nelson. Tufte...
Pair of George Nelson for Herman Miller Nightstand...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Wood
Very cool, and rare, pair of George Nelson night stands in original condition. Single drawer with iconic Nelson designed pull. Wear consistent with age and daily use, please see photos....
George Nelson for Herman Miller Credenza or Lowboy Dresser

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Credenza or Lowboy...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Metal, Wood
George Nelson for Herman Miller credenza. All original.
George Nelson for Arbuck Style Step Side Table Frank and Sons

By George Nelson
George Nelson for Arbuck Style Step Side Table Fra...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Glass, Iron
George Nelson for Arbuck style step side tables Made by frank and Sons. Sprayed black with new glass tops. There are some paint chips and loss. They are 26.5" deep x 16.5" wide x 22.75...
Mid-Century Modern Side Table or Nightstand by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-Century Modern Side Table or Nightstand by Geo...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
20th Century American Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Laminate
This 17" diameter, 21.5" tall, modern design polished aluminum base with white laminate top and wood trim is a George Nelson Classic. Designed in the 1950s and manufactured by Herman Mi...
Dresser and Cabinet in Primavera Mahogany by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Dresser and Cabinet in Primavera Mahogany by Georg...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
20th Century American American Modern Dressers
Mahogany
This five-drawer dresser stands next to a single cabinet with a shelf and hanging retractable rod for plenty of storage. Made for the bedroom in an exquisite primavera wood also known a...
Rare Modern Walnut Square Dining Table by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Rare Modern Walnut Square Dining Table by George N...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
20th Century American American Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Walnut
This dining table was 1 of 12 specially designed by George Nelson for Kansas State University Culinary School. These were the tables used for serving meals. They were always dressed wit...
Mid-Century George Nelson Thin Edge Side Table or Nightstand

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-Century George Nelson Thin Edge Side Table or ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Metal, Walnut
Mid-Century George Nelson thin edge side table or nightstand for Herman Miller. Wonderful example is original vintage condition. Retains label inside of drawer. Walnut.
Rare George Nelson Floor Clock

By Howard Miller, George Nelson
Rare George Nelson Floor Clock
Howard Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Clocks
Chrome
Rare George Nelson floor clock for Howard Miller. Chrome ball face on a tulip base. A truly stunning clock seldom seen.
Midcentury George Nelson Swag Leg Table for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Midcentury George Nelson Swag Leg Table for Herman...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Laminate, Wood
Elegant coffee table deigned by George Nelson for Herman Miller.
George Nelson Tray for Boltabest China Shop

By George Nelson, Boltabest
George Nelson Tray for Boltabest China Shop
George Nelson, Boltabest
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware
Bakelite
George Nelson Tray for Boltabest China shop. In excellent vintage condition.
George Nelson for Herman Miller Slat Benches

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Slat Benches
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Gorgeous George Nelson slat benches for Herman Miller. In very good vintage condition with normal wear can original pair from the same owner. Lovely patina.
George Nelson & Irving Harper for Howard Miller Table Desk Clock, 1951, Works

By Howard Miller, Irving Harper, George Nelson
George Nelson & Irving Harper for Howard Miller Ta...
Howard Miller, Irving Harper, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Clocks
Metal, Wood, Paint
Rare working and nice example of an original George Nelson desk clock, model 4762, designed in 1951. I've watched it keep time for days and it's spot-on. Original motor and cord. Replac...
George Nelson for Herman Miller Sofa and Loveseat Alexander Girard

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Sofa and Loveseat ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Aluminum, Upholstery
George Nelson for Herman Miller sofa and loveseat upholstered in Alexander Girard black and white plaid fabric. Aluminum dowel legs with a single fold down paddle arm. The two upholster...
George Nelson Spike Sunburst Clock for Howard Miller, circa 1960, Signed

By Howard Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Spike Sunburst Clock for Howard Mill...
Howard Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Clocks
Metal
Wonderful spike Starburst clock by George Nelson for Howard Miller. Featuring black sunbeams with a brass colored clock face. The Howard Miller manufacturing label can be found on the b...
Mid-Century Modern Small Pendant "Bubble Lamp" by George Nelson

By George Nelson
Mid-Century Modern Small Pendant "Bubble Lamp" by ...
George Nelson
20th Century American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
This is a Classic pendant "Bubble Lamp" lamp designed in the 1950s by George Nelson. The color is off-white.  
Mid-Century Modern Bleached Mahogany Three-Drawer Flip Desk by George Nelson
Mid-Century Modern Bleached Mahogany Three-Drawer ...
George Nelson
20th Century American Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Mahogany
This beautiful blonde bleached mahogany desk with a tubular metal frame is equipped with a flip down extension. Three left hand drawers with the iconic cupcake handles makes the George ...
Sectional Sofa by George Nelson for Herman Miller #4681/83/84

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Sectional Sofa by George Nelson for Herman Miller ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Modern Sectional Sofas
Early George Nelson design. Newly upholstered sectional sofa on solid birch legs, spring construction on the seat and back. Picture from page 48 of the Herman Miller catalog, 1952.
Pair of 'Steel Frame' Dressers by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Pair of 'Steel Frame' Dressers by George Nelson fo...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Pair of dressers by George Nelson as part of the Steel Frame line for Herman Miller. They feature external frames of blackened steel, three walnut front drawers, chromed pulls and white...
Mid-Century George Nelson for Herman Miller Cabinet or Credenza on Slat Bench

By George Nelson, George Nelson & Associates
Mid-Century George Nelson for Herman Miller Cabine...
George Nelson, George Nelson & Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Metal, Wood
Wonderful example of the Herman Miller modular system designed by George Nelson. This piece features the rare sliding door cabinet with adjustable shelves. In original unrestored condit...
Early Mid-Century George Nelson for Herman Miller X-Leg Dining Table

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Early Mid-Century George Nelson for Herman Miller ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Early Mid-Century George Nelson for Herman Miller X-leg dining table. Perfect patina on this dining or kitchen table that can be extended from 54" to 90" by internal leaves that fold u...
George Nelson Miniature Walnut Vertical Chest for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Miniature Walnut Vertical Chest for ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Metal, Walnut
George Nelson for Herman Miller, model 5215, miniature chest, walnut, laminate and aluminum, United States, 1952. This elegant small and high storage piece has a vertical volume and ...
Walnut Cabinet by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Walnut Cabinet by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Cabinets
A beautiful cabinet chest with aluminum legs and drawer pulls designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, circa 1950. The case has four drawers to the right, some divided and a door on...
Walnut Four-Drawer Chest by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Walnut Four-Drawer Chest by George Nelson for Herm...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
A very handsome walnut four-drawer chest with aluminum legs and pulls designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, circa 1950. Beautiful scale and details. Two of the drawers are divide...
George Nelson Low Profile Credenza Sideboard for Herman Miller
George Nelson Low Profile Credenza Sideboard for H...
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Designer: George Nelson Manufacture: Herman Miller Period/style: Mid-Century Modern Country: USA Date: 1950s.
George Nelson Wood and Leather Office Desk for Herman Miller, USA, 1948
George Nelson Wood and Leather Office Desk for Her...
George Nelson
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Leather, Steel, Wood
From George Nelson's ground breaking 1948 group of designs for Herman Miller that put the company firmly in the ranks of post war modernism. Nelson's desk was decidedly futuristic, with...
George Nelson Eight-Drawer Dresser for Herman Miller

By George Nelson
George Nelson Eight-Drawer Dresser for Herman Mill...
George Nelson
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Oak
George Nelson eight-drawer dresser for Herman Miller.
George Nelson Primavera Stereo Cabinet Console for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Primavera Stereo Cabinet Console for...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Aluminum, Birch
Mid-Century Modern, 1950s, walnut, primavera stereo cabinet console designed by George Nelson and manufactured by Herman Miller features original turntable and amplifier facade.
George Nelson Primavera Record Cabinet for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Primavera Record Cabinet for Herman ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Walnut
Mid-Century walnut record cabinet designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. This piece retains the original black lacquered legs and signature aluminium pulls making it an iconic pie...
Thin Edge Bed by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Thin Edge Bed by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Metal, Cane, Wood
For your consideration is an original George Nelson for Herman Miller Thin Edge full size bed. The cane is in very good condition with the white metal frame showing wear from normal use...
George Nelson Leather Sling Sofa for Herman Miller

By George Nelson
George Nelson Leather Sling Sofa for Herman Miller...
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Leather, Chrome
George Nelson leather sling sofa for Herman Miller. In good vintage condition with wear due to age and use, circa 1950s Dimensions: 110" W x 32" D x 28.5" T Seat height 17.5".
Three-Piece George Nelson for Herman Miller Sectional Sofa Modular Seating Group

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Three-Piece George Nelson for Herman Miller Sectio...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Aluminum
Please note - There are currently only 3 chair sections available. Completely restored in black velour fabric. This 3-piece modular sectional sofa allows for a wide range of possible ...
George Nelson for Herman Miller Chest of Drawers in Walnut

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Chest of Drawers i...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Wood
A nice low key chest designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. It features walnut legs and walnut pulls on walnut case. Manufacturer label.
George Nelson for Koch Lowy Articulating Perforated "Eyeshade" Desk Lamp, 1970s

By Koch & Lowy, George Nelson, George Nelson & Associates
George Nelson for Koch Lowy Articulating Perforate...
Koch & Lowy, George Nelson, George Nelson & Associates
Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Steel, Chrome, Plexiglass
Rare 1970s George Nelson for Koch & Lowy Adjustable Black "Eyeshade" Table Lamp. Featuring a perforated enameled Aluminum cylinder Black enameled mesh shade and Off White interior on an...
George Nelson for Herman Miller Thin Edge Chest Cabinet

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Thin Edge Chest Ca...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Aluminum, Walnut
Superb Mid-Century American Modern dresser cabinet model 5245 from George Nelson's Thin Edge series that was first produced by Herman Miller in 1952. The chest features five drawers of ...
'Swag Leg' #5451 Occasional Table by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
'Swag Leg' #5451 Occasional Table by George Nelson...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Classic George Nelson #5451 circular occasional table for Herman Miller, with a white enameled aluminum 'Swag Leg' base, and white micarta tabletop on plywood substrate..
George Nelson Ebonized Platform Bench by Herman Miller, circa 1950s

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Ebonized Platform Bench by Herman Mi...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Wood
George Nelson platform bench (No. 4692) was made by the Herman Miller Furniture Company Inc. circa 1950s. It was designed primarily for high and low storage cases. But it was also used ...
Midcentury George Nelson Thin Edge Desk in Rosewood for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Midcentury George Nelson Thin Edge Desk in Rosewoo...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Aluminum, Enamel, Porcelain, Wood, Rosewood
Stunning midcentury George Nelson thin edge desk in rosewood for Herman Miller. This exceptionally rare desk is beautifully constructed featuring a finished back allowing placement in a...
George Nelson Steel Frame Bench for Herman Miller, Circa 1960
George Nelson Steel Frame Bench for Herman Miller,...
George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Metal, Stainless Steel, Fabric
George Nelson bench with stainless steel planter box, brand new tangerine linen upholstery. Gorgeous!
George Nelson Sling Sofa by Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Sling Sofa by Herman Miller
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Leather, Steel
Designed in 1963 by John Svezia, Ronal Beckman and Irving Harper for George Nelson and Assoc. the sling sofa is an innovative design which uses a chrome-plated tubular steel frame, thic...
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Freestanding Three Bay Omni Unit by George Nelson
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Freestanding Three Bay O...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Walnut
Mid-Century Modern walnut freestanding three bay Omni unit by George Nelson. This freestanding unit includes eight poles, three different cabinets, four shelves, and mounting hardware ...
Pair of George Nelson for Herman Miller Steel Frame Cabinets, circa 1960

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Pair of George Nelson for Herman Miller Steel Fram...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Steel, Laminate, Wood
Pair of George Nelson for Herman Miller steel frame cabinets, circa 1960 with original black micarta (laminate) tops. Original blue/tan/black color block scheme with emblem in drawer. F...
George Nelson for Herman Miller Steel Frame Nightstand, circa 1960

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Steel Frame Nights...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Steel, Laminate, Wood
George Nelson for Herman Miller steel frame nightstand, circa 1960. Original blue/tan/black color block scheme with original black micarta top and hardware. Signed in drawer. Measure...
George Nelson Prototype DAF Chair for Herman Miller

By George Nelson
George Nelson Prototype DAF Chair for Herman Mille...
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
An early per production prototype fiberglass arm shell or DAF chair designed by George Nelson. This chair came directly from a engineer working for the Herman Miller company in Zeeland ...
George Nelson China Cabinet and Hutch for Herman Miller in Walnut

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson China Cabinet and Hutch for Herman M...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
George Nelson China cabinet and hutch for herman miller in walnut with metal hairpin legs.
George Nelson Cast Iron Fire Starter

By Howard Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Cast Iron Fire Starter
Howard Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots
Iron
Mid-Century Modern, cast iron, fire starter by George Nelson for Howard Miller.
Exceptional Rare Custom Rosewood Executive Credenza by George Nelson

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Exceptional Rare Custom Rosewood Executive Credenz...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Steel, Chrome, Rosewood, Lacquer
George Nelson, Herman Miller custom piece circa 1974 Rosewood top with black lacquer frame Rosewood, walnut, chrome, steel Measure: 26.75 tall by 18.5 deep and 74.15 inches wide. ...
George Nelson Slat Bench for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Slat Bench for Herman Miller
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
George Nelson for Herman Miller slat bench form the 1950s. In original condition. Minor wear, gorgeous patina.
Action Office Storage Unit by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Action Office Storage Unit by George Nelson for He...
George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Aluminum, Laminate, Ash
A tall storage unit from the Action Office or No. 649 Series designed by George Nelson & Robert Propst for Herman Miller, circa 1964-1968. Featuring an ash cabinet with flip-top that op...
Action Office Desk by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By George Nelson
Action Office Desk by George Nelson for Herman Mil...
George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Aluminum, Laminate, Ash
A high, roll-top desk from the Action Office or No. 649 Series designed by George Nelson & Robert Propst for Herman Miller, circa 1964-1968. Featuring an ash tambour top that opens up t...
Vintage George Nelson Steel Frame Teak Coffee Table

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage George Nelson Steel Frame Teak Coffee Tabl...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Teak
Mid-Century coffee table by George Nelson for Herman Miller model no. 5150. This piece has a teak tabletop with a contrasting white coated enameled steel base.           
George Nelson Model 5215 Rosewood Jewelry Chest with Miniature Legs, USA, 1955
George Nelson Model 5215 Rosewood Jewelry Chest wi...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Teak, Rosewood, Porcelain, Brass
George Nelson's miniature jewelry chests have always been a desired item. This particular model is in wonderful condition with the added appeal of having the miniature legs that are rar...
Prototype George Nelson Rosewood Round Dining or Conference Table, One of a Kind

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Prototype George Nelson Rosewood Round Dining or C...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Aluminum, Steel, Rosewood
This unique prototype table was designed by George Nelson and features a 1.5 inch thick Brazilian rosewood top made from lumber Nelson selected on a trip to Brasilia and meeting with Os...
Stereo Cabinet by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Stereo Cabinet by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Oak
Stereo cabinet by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Original radio and record player intact. Two pieces.
Executive L-Shaped Desk Unit by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Executive L-Shaped Desk Unit by George Nelson for ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables...
Walnut
George Nelson for Herman Miller L-shaped executive desk unit. Rattan privacy panel.
Rare George Nelson Herman Miller Thin Edge Chest

By George Nelson
Rare George Nelson Herman Miller Thin Edge Chest
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s North American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Rare George Nelson for Herman Miller thin edge chest, circa late 1950s. This all original example has a beautifully grained walnut case and drawer fronts, porcelain hour glass pulls and...
George Nelson Rosewood Thin Edge Sideboard or Cabinet

By George Nelson
George Nelson Rosewood Thin Edge Sideboard or Cabi...
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Aluminum, Porcelain, Rosewood
This cabinet has four drawers, a single door revealing storage and a drawer, and two doors revealing two adjustable shelves and a pull-out serving/cutting board.
George Nelson  Home Desk  for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Home Desk for Herman Miller
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1940s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Leather, Walnut
Walnut with original custom white leather writing surface and sliding floating doors, small drawers in maple. Storage and drop down typing table with original perforated aluminum file d...
George Nelson Model 4766 Brass Clock for Howard Miller

By Howard Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Model 4766 Brass Clock for Howard Mi...
Howard Miller, George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Clocks
Brass, Plexiglass
A round brass clock on a brass pedestal foot with a plexiglass bubble case, designed by George Nelson for Howard Miller. The clock has black hour and minute hands, a red second hand, an...
Eight George Nelson for Herman Miller Teak Dining Chairs

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Eight George Nelson for Herman Miller Teak Dining ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Teak
Set of eight George Nelson for Herman Miller teak and nubby wool upholstered dining chairs. Pair of armchairs with six side chairs. Slightly tilted elliptical back cushion with lower wo...
Mid Century George Nelson Basic Cabinet for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Mid Century George Nelson Basic Cabinet for Herman...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Glass, Mahogany
Vintage two-piece basic cabinet series designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller in mahogany. This original piece features the early cupcake pull design and is equipped with plenty of...
Teak Thin Edge Dresser by George Nelson

By George Nelson
Teak Thin Edge Dresser by George Nelson
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s Dressers
A teak thin edge dresser with original porcelain pulls and metal legs. Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller.
George Nelson Prototype DAF Armchair

By George Nelson
George Nelson Prototype DAF Armchair
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
From the estate of a prominent Mid-Century Modern collector this rare working prototype arm shell chair was used per production as a experimental unit. Featuring a zinc H-base which has...
Early Mid-Century Modern George Nelson for Herman Miller Tray Side Table

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Early Mid-Century Modern George Nelson for Herman ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Steel, Ash
A very nice early example of this table with an uncommon non-adjustable height base. George Nelson for Herman Miller design. It features a molded plywood top in ash and zinc plated stee...
George Nelson for Herman Miller Modular Sectional Sofa

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller Modular Sectional ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
A stunning, iconic piece of Mid-Century Modern design, a George Nelson for Herman Miller sectional sofa! The sofa is in good vintage condition with neutral fabric and attached side tabl...
Rare 1950s Steelframe End Table by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Rare 1950s Steelframe End Table by George Nelson f...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Steel, Laminate
Steelframe series end table with laminate top and green-yellow low shelf. Fully restored with respect to original color and the finish to undersides of shelves keeping the labels and m...
George Nelson Desk System

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Desk System
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
1960s Modular George Nelson Formica walnut desk with typewriter desk for Herman Miller. This system is in excellent vintage condition—all the wood has been polished and refreshed, the w...
George Nelson Tubular Dining Chairs

By George Nelson
George Nelson Tubular Dining Chairs
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
A set of four Nelson satin zine tubular framed dining chairs with upholstered seat backs and bottoms. Manufactured by the Herman Miller Furniture company these early chairs model # 4671...
George Nelson Cabinet for Herman Miller

By George Nelson
George Nelson Cabinet for Herman Miller
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Dressers
George Nelson cabinet for Herman Miller.
Pair of George Nelson Dressers

By George Nelson
Pair of George Nelson Dressers
George Nelson
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Pair of George Nelson dressers for Herman Miller. Walnut. Recessed black legs.
George Nelson Thin Edge Cabinet

By George Nelson
George Nelson Thin Edge Cabinet
George Nelson
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
George Nelson thin edge cabinet. Walnut.
George Nelson Thin Edge Dresser

By George Nelson
George Nelson Thin Edge Dresser
George Nelson
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Walnut, Aluminum
George Nelson eight-drawer thin edge dresser. Walnut. Painted metal handles. Aluminum legs.
Pair of George Nelson Steel Frame Dressers

By George Nelson
Pair of George Nelson Steel Frame Dressers
George Nelson
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Laminate, Metal, Paint, Walnut
Pair of George Nelson steel frame dressers. Natural wood walnut drawers fronts. Matte dark grey/green painted sides. White laminate top.
George Nelson Rosewood Thin Edge Cabinet

By George Nelson
George Nelson Rosewood Thin Edge Cabinet
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Aluminum, Rosewood
George Nelson rosewood thin edge cabinet for Herman Miller. Four drawers and two doors. Cast aluminium legs.
Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Table or Desk Clock for Howard Miller Clock Co

By Howard Miller, George Nelson, George Nelson & Associates
Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Table or Desk Clo...
Howard Miller, George Nelson, George Nelson & Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Clocks
Wood
An uncommonly seen table clock designed by George Nelson for Howard Miller clock company. The clock is constructed of solid painted wood with nailhead markers. In excellent condition wi...
Original George Nelson Wall Lamp for Howard Miller

By Howard Miller, George Nelson
Original George Nelson Wall Lamp for Howard Miller...
Howard Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Original production Nelson Bubble wall lamp, adjustable in height. Walnut block attachment to wall also allows the lamp to swing in and out. Has original Howard Miller label. Measureme...
George Nelson Tubular Dining Chairs

By George Nelson
George Nelson Tubular Dining Chairs
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
A set of four early Nelson Satin aluminium tubular framed side chairs with upholstered backs and bottoms model # 4671 retains the labels to a few of the chairs manufactured by the Herma...
George Nelson Midcentury Storage Wall Unit Bookcase and Desk for Omni

By George Nelson
George Nelson Midcentury Storage Wall Unit Bookcas...
George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Aluminum, Walnut
George Nelson designed 1950s wall and desk unit for Omni. Three sections with writing desk and drawers, storage cube, book shelves and lights. Sold with three lights, two of the lights ...
Vintage Lazy Susan Dining Table by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage Lazy Susan Dining Table by George Nelson f...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Formica, Mahogany, Metal
Mid Century lazy Susan dining table designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. This piece features a round Formica table top with mahogany trim and a flush mounted rotating center pla...
George Nelson "Dry Erase" Desk with Return

By George Nelson
George Nelson "Dry Erase" Desk with Return
George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Desks and Writing Tables
Chrome, Formica, Walnut
Fantastic desk by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Newly laminated Formica top with dry erase laminate. Very cool, dry/erase surface for your work desk. Extremely functional and unique ...
Long Credenza by George Nelson for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Long Credenza by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
George Nelson for Herman Miller, circa 1952, USA Credenza Walnut, steel, lacquer 70 long, 18.5 deep and 25.5 inches tall. This credenza can be customized for clients seeking speak gril...
George Nelson Modular Group Sofa

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson Modular Group Sofa
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Steel, Upholstery
The modular seating group designed by the Nelson office in 1955 is one of our favorite sofa designs. It was designed on a 30" module and offered in a wide variety of configurations. Low...
George Nelson, Limited Edition Daf Swag Leg Dining Chair

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson, Limited Edition Daf Swag Leg Dining...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fiberglass, Metal
A rare set of four swag legged dining chairs designed in 1958 by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Cream colored fiberglass on a black enameled base. All in excellent original condition....
George Nelson for Herman Miller L-Shaped Executive Desk, 1950s

By Herman Miller, George Nelson
George Nelson for Herman Miller L-Shaped Executive...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Metal, Walnut
A rare and outstanding Mid-Century Modern L-shaped executive desk designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The desk features gorgeous walnut wood grain, with sleek metal feet and ha...