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George Nelson Seating

American, 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. De Pree, the owner of the furniture maker Herman Miller, 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. Nelson's studio also sold designs for clocks to the Howard Miller Clock Company, a manufacturer that was initially part of Herman Miller before it became an offshoot that was helmed by Howard Miller, D.J. De Pree's brother-in-law.

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 1stDibs, 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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Creator: George Nelson
Set of Six George Nelson for Herman Miller Walnut Dining Chairs
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
George Nelson for Herman Miller teak and upholstered dining chairs. We also have the matching dining table, please inquire for details. All items ar...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Teak

Iconic George Nelson ‘Coconut’ Lounge Chair
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nelson, ‘Coconut’ lounge chair, fiberglass, leather upholstery, steel, United States, design 1955, later production The ‘Coconut’ lounge chair is one of George Nelson’s iconi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Steel

Early Rare Prototype for N° 5490 Chaise Lounge, George Nelson, 1953
By George Nelson
Located in Culver City, CA
Nestled in the sun-soaked haven of Florida, tucked away in the eccentric estate of a wealthy collector, this forgotten relic of mid-century modern design lay dormant for years, waiti...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Steel

Herman Miller Perch Designed by George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this George Nelson Perch, includes Herman Miller original label, circa 1980. About the Perch: Designed in 1964 as part of the flexible, open, action office program, the Pe...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Aluminum

Early and Rare Pretzel sIDE Chair by George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early and Rare Pretzel sIDE Chair by George Nelson, c 1952,,, gREAT EXAMPLE, Iconic Design. Becoming increasingly harder and harder to find..Nice original condition,, Age appropri...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Plywood

Pair of Early Coconut Chairs by George Nelson for Herman Miller in Shearling
By George Nelson
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of early metal back Coconut chairs designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Fully restored and upholstered in shearling.
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1950s Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Sheepskin

George Nelson For Herman Miller First Generation Coconut Chair and Ottoman
By George Nelson
Located in Seattle, WA
The Coconut chair was designed in 1955 by the American architect, industrial designer, author, editor and teacher George Nelson. Unlike the later editions, the first generation has a...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Metal

George Nelson Platform Bench
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Palm Springs, CA
George Nelson platform bench for Herman Miller, Michigan. Bench measures 68.25" wide, 18.5" deep and 14" high. Bench is all original.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Wood

George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Slat Bench
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Slat Bench This bench measures: 72 wide x 18.5 deep x 14.25 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage con...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Metal

1950s Modern Gray Sofa George Nelson Herman Miller New Upholstery
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Chula Vista, CA
AMBIANIC presents Modern Sofa by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Early label design 1950s 28 h x 91 w x 30 d Seat 15.5 Retains Herman Miller label. Sofa has chrome plated legs, pati...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Chrome

Pair Restored Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Spectacular and rare early pair of steel framed lounge chairs, #5080 by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Totally restored to their original glory. New cotton velvet upholstery with ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Steel

George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Sofa
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Sofa This sofa measures: 82 wide x 33 deep x 29 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and ar...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Chrome

George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Leather and Chrome Sling Sofa
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Leather and Chrome Sling Sofa This sofa measures: 87 wide x 32 deep x 29 inches high, with a seat height of 17.5 and arm height of 23 inc...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Chrome

Early, Museum Quality Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Dallas, TX
Early production Marshmallow sofa model 5670 designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, circa 1956. This is an early excellent (One of the best) examples of 186 ever produced betwe...
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Mid-20th Century American George Nelson Seating

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Steel

Pair of Yellow, Swivel Barstools / Drafting Stools by Charles and Ray Eames
By George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare pair of bar stools / drafting stools with armless yellow fiberglass bucket / shell chair seats designed by Charles and Ray Eames on bases designed by George Nelson. Both have ad...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Steel

Coconut Chair by George Nelson for Vitra, 1950s
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in Antwerp, BE
Introducing the Coconut Chair by George Nelson for Vitra, an iconic piece of modern design that combines comfort, elegance, an...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Chrome

George Nelson stool
By George Nelson
Located in PARIS, FR
A stool by designer George Nelson for Herman Miller, 1960s. White lacquered metal base and gray leather seat. In perfect condition. DV503
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Mid-20th Century George Nelson Seating

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Metal

Set of Two Leather Original George Nelson Coconut Chairs, Vitra
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in Praha, CZ
Coconut lounge chair designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, manufactured by Vitra. Black leather, white shell and chrome legs, good original condition. - Marked by original lab...
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Early 2000s German Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Chrome

Blue Velvet Executive Chair Charles Pollock for Knoll with Height Tension Knob
By George Nelson, Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Chattanooga, TN
I don't think there could be a cooler color / fabric combination Pollock chair in existence. The blue velour looks both original and in exceptional condition. The chrome edge band se...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Stainless Steel

Six Foot George Nelson Classic Slat Bench 1950's Original
By George Nelson
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic, original 1950's vintage George Nelson for Herman Miller slat bench. Natural finish with warm patina and ebonized legs. This is a hard to find original, retaining its foil...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Maple

George Nelson Stool for Herman Miller, USA, 1960s
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Berlin, DE
George Nelson Stool for Herman Miller, USA - 1960s in all original condition with the rare brown base George Nelson (1908-1986) was an American industrial designer and architect who...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Metal

Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson Associates
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in 성동구, KR
The icon of post-war design, the Marshmallow sofa epitomizes an optimistic and heroic moment in American history. Designed by Irving Harper and George Nelson in 1954-56, the sofa bre...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Metal

George Nelson, Platform Bench, for Herman Miller, late 1940s
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
George Nelson, Platform Bench, for Herman Miller, late 1940s Black painted birch frame, the slatted top on three curved supports, 235cm wide, 47cm deep, 36cm high This is an origin...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Birch, Paint

George Nelson, Rare Lounge Chair, Fabric, USA, 1940s
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in High Point, NC
A rare wood and beige grey bouclé fabric model 4688 lounge chair designed by George Nelson and produced by Herman Miller, USA, c. 1940s. Seat height: 18.5”
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Rare 1950s California Modern George Nelson Arbuck Outdoor Iron Stools / Tables
By George Nelson, Arbuck
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Extremely rare pair of Arbuck Inc. square grid stools, with original labeled cushions. Could source glass tops to make tables, but no glass is included in this sale. Sold as a pair ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Iron

Mid Century George Nelson for Herman Miller Slatted Bench Maple Blonde
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful mid century George Nelson Herman Miller slatted bench with Amazing Patina. This bench is 72.25" Long Slatted coffee table or bench. Blonde bench...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Maple, Lacquer

George Nelson, Lounge Chairs, Wood, Steel, Velvet, USA, 1950s
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of white-lacquered steel, wood and beige velvet fabric lounge chairs designed by  George Nelson and produced by Herman Miller, USA, 1950s. Seat height: 14.15” Reupholstered i...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Steel

6 Teak Dining Chairs by Svegards Markaryd, Sweden
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A great set of 6 solid teak ladder back dining chairs by Svegards Markaryd. Chairs are burnt marked Svegards Markaryd made in Sweden. Priced per chair. Multiples of 2 may be purchased. These items are located at our Los Angeles Arts District gallery...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Teak

Vitra by George Nelson Black Leather Perch Swivel Desk Chairs, 2001, Set of 2
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by George Nelson in 1964 the Perch desk chair was part of the revolutionary Herman Miller Action 1 office system, which was the first open plan office design. Th...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Metal

Pair of Herman Miller Perchs Designed by George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this pair of George Nelson Perchs, includes Herman Miller original label, circa 1980. About the Perch: Designed in 1964 as part of t...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Aluminum

Space Age Daf Chairs by George Nelson for Herman Miller, Set of 4
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Set of 4 very rare DAF armchairs designed by George nelson for Herman Miller. The chairs are made from fiberglas shells mounted on white lacquered metal legs. Very similar to the L...
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1960s American Space Age Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Metal

Modular Sofa designed by George NELSON for HERMAN MILLER, 1960s
By George Nelson
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Two-seat Sofa designed by George Nelson. U.S.A., Herman Miller, 1960s. Modular Sofa by George Nelson with a strong metal structure including chrome-plated feet. Two vintage red Moha...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Metal

George Nelson by Herman Miller leather Modular System Sofa
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Nijlen, VAN
Very nice and playful seat made in the United States. This seat was designed by very famous designer George Nelson. He designed this seat for 1 of America's most famous furniture...
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1980s Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Leather

Vintage George Nelson Steel Frame Modular Sectional Sofa for Herman Miller
By George Nelson
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Vintage steel frame modular sectional by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Two separate sections each having two champagne colored velvet cushions and one white side table. Has origin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Steel

Mid Century Modern George Nelson for Herman Miller Dining Chairs in Beech #4669
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous set of 4 beech dining chairs by George Nelson for Herman Miller # 4669 with caned backs and period fabric for seat covers. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Fabric, Cane, Beech

1950s George Nelson Herman Miller 72.5 inch 4692 Slatted Platform Bench in Birch
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a 1950s vintage George Nelson for Herman Miller natural and black-lacquered birch platform bench (Model 4692). This classic George Nelson example has a gorgeous pa...
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1950s American Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Birch

George Nelson Walnut Armchairs, Herman Miller- A Pair
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Raleigh, NC
Early armchairs by George Nelson for Herman Miller. One chair has the original tag. These have been newly upholstered in a mohair fabric with the frames being cleaned and oiled, l...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

George Nelson Daybed Sofa in Blue Checker Reupholstery by Alexander Girard
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Berlin, DE
George Nelson daybed for Herman Miller in newly upholstered Alexander Girard Maharam "Checker" fabric. George Nelson and Alexander Girard were both A...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

George Nelson for Herman Miller Sofa in Light Brown Patterned Upholstery
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nelson for Herman Miller, sofa, model ‘5671’, fabric, metal, designed in 1955 and produced in 1956-78. This wonderful midcentury sofa is designed by the renowned American ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Metal

Pair of White Perch Chairs by George Nelson for Vitra
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of white leather stools or 'Perch Chairs' by George Nelson for Vitra. Designed 1964. This pair is manufactured in 2010 by Vitra. Some signs of use - marks, scratches.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Chrome

Perch Stool in Black Leather by George Nelson and Robert Propst
By George Nelson
Located in Dronten, NL
Perch stool, drafting chair designed by George Nelson and Robert Propst. Black leather, chrome base. Vitra edition. Provenance; the German Bank for Doctors...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Aluminum, Steel

2007 Coconut Lounge Chair by George Nelson for Vitra in Black Leather
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a single Coconut Lounge Chair, designed by George Nelson. This handsome lounge chair is composed of a molded reinforced plastic shell, with an upholstered black leather seat ...
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Early 2000s American Modern George Nelson Seating

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Leather, Plastic

Modular Table Bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller with Pierre Frey cushion
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
“design is a response to social change“ george nelson said, the director of design with office furniture manufacturer herman miller. economic growth and larger companies lead to rapi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Steel

George Nelson Early Model '4688' Wingback Lounge Chairs for Herman Miller, 1940s
By George Nelson
Located in Coronado, CA
A stunning and exceptionally uncommon pair of George Nelson model '4688' wingback lounge chairs designed for Herman Miller in the 1940s. These petite lounge chairs embody understated...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Linen, Wood

Modular Sofa Seating, Gerogen Nelson for Herman Miller, covered in Dedar fabric
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
“design is a response to social change“ george nelson said, the director of design with office furniture manufacturer herman miller. economic growth and larger companies lead to rapi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Steel

Set of George Nelson Swag Leg Chairs by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Highland, IN
The swag leg chair designs by the office of George Nelson were developed in response to his desire to create a chair with a beautiful "swagged" leg (one that tapers while it curves)....
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Steel

Set of 8 Mid Century Modern Teak Dining Chairs by George Nelson - Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous set of eight Mid Century Modern dining chairs by George Nelson for Herman Miller C1960. Two armchairs, 21x 21 x 29.5h x 18.5 seat height, Arms are 25h. Teak wood is in origi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Fabric, Teak

Vintage 1940s George Nelson Side Chair for Herman Miller Model 4671
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a vintage George Nelson side chair For Herman Miller it's a Model 4671, first designed in 1948.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Metal

Early Original George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa. Amazing Condition. Signed
By George Nelson, Irving Harper, Herman Miller
Located in Kansas City, MO
Orignal production iconic Marshmallow Sofa designed by Irving Harper for the George Nelson Office therefore attributed to George Nelson. Manufactured by Herman Miller and signed who...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Aluminum, Steel

George Nelson for Herman Miller White Swag Chair, One Chair
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Basel, BS
Absolutely stunning gorgeous and iconic George Nelson Herman Miller Swag chair in white. Originally c.1950s. This chair is an authentic Herman Miller stampe...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Chrome

George Nelson Sling Sofa, USA 1960's
By George Nelson
Located in Venice, CA
Four seat leather and chrome sling sofa model 6833 by George Nelson for Herman Miller. With original IBM inventory label. USA, 1960’s.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Swag Leg Chair 1958 by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By George Nelson
Located in London, GB
The "swag leg chair" by George Nelson dates back to 1958 - but would still be a perfect fit in any science fiction movie today. the innovative design resulted from nelson's demands for the development of his swag leg group, which includes chairs, a secretary and various tables. the elegantly curved legs were to be made of steel and processed by machine. and although the chair naturally looks extremely casual and cool, this has nothing to do with the youthful spirit of the 21st century: "swag" here means the process of "swaging", in english "pressing" (metal pressing is still a widespread method of forming). The frame is actually a combination of the classic "four-legged friend" with the idea of a central axis. or, to put it more poetically by a contemporary: "like four tree roots growing out of the ground and uniting to form a strong trunk...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Metal

George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
By George Nelson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
George Nelson Marshmallow sofa, model 5670 Manufactured by Herman Miller A great example of an iconic form.
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1950s American Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Chrome, Stainless Steel, Steel

George Nelson for Herman Miller Midcentury Leather and Chrome Sling Sofa
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller midcentury Leather and Chrome Sling Sofa This sofa measures: 87 wide x 32 deep x 29 inches high, with a seat heigh...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Chrome

Original George Nelson Coconut Chair, Vitra, Black Leather, White Shell, Chrome
By George Nelson
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Original George Nelson Coconut Chair, Vitra, Black Leather, White Shell, Chrome Coconut lounge chair designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, manufactured by Vitra. Black leather...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Steel

George Nelson Vanity Stool Model 4672 for Herman Miller
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Hanover, MA
George Nelson vanity bench stool model N° 4672 for Herman Miller, designed 1946. Aluminum rods, foam, original fabric covering. Original Herman Miller label present. Produced by Herman Miller from 1946 to 1956. One owner. Cushion dimensions ~3 inches high by 19 inches wide by 15 inches deep.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Nelson Seating

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Aluminum

Pair. George Nelson for Herman Miller Cube Arm Chairs Model 4774
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in New York, NY
Sophisticated, chic, voguish pair of lounge chairs designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller circa 1950s. The chairs feature solid maple frames with thick upholstered seats and bac...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Upholstery, Maple

George Nelson Coconut Lounge Chair in Maharam Mode Goldenrod Fabrics
By George Nelson
Located in Seattle, WA
This is a late 2010s production of the Coconut Chair, Designed by George Nelson's design studio. Introduced in 1956, the Coconut Lounge Chair is one artifact of the burst of crea...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Seating

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Fabric

George Nelson seating for sale on 1stDibs.

George Nelson seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of George Nelson seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by George Nelson were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Selig, Florence Knoll, and Ward Bennett. Prices for George Nelson seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $625 and can go as high as $48,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,850.
Questions About George Nelson Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    George Nelson was a furniture designer central to the mid-century modern design movement. His best-known creations are the marshmallow sofa, coconut chair, ball clock and bubble lamp series. His style included sleek, thin-edge lines on a variety of furniture still available today. Shop a range of George Nelson furniture designs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    George Nelson was an American designer, and for a time the lead designer for the famed Herman Miller furniture company. Nelson is often referred to as the founder of American modernist design and often associated with his more inspired pieces such as the Coconut Chair, Marshmallow Sofa and the Ball Clock. Shop a collection of George Nelson furniture designs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Modern George Nelson clocks are made in Poland. The company Vitra Designs manufactures the timepieces based on the original designs of the American designer who lived from 1908 to 1986. On 1stDibs, you can shop a selection of George Nelson clocks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    George Nelson Bubble Lamps are made of steel wires, which form a durable framework for the lamp. A plastic polymer material spread over the wires forms the shade which is translucent to give the lamp a soft glow. Inspired by Swedish lamps, these mid-century modern light fixtures are still made by the legendary furniture manufacturer Herman Miller today. Shop a range of George Nelson Bubble Lamps on 1stDibs.

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