George Nelson Ebonized Platform Bench by Herman Miller, circa 1950s

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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 as a coffee table or as extra seating (with or without a cushion). This bench is made of an ebonized hardwood and retains it's original paint.

Literature: The Herman Miller Collection, 1952, pg. 63, see image 7. Examples of how the bench was used also pictured on pgs. 13-19.
Herman Miller (Manufacturer), 
George Nelson (Designer)
In the Style Of
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
circa 1950s
20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Ebonized   Wood
Wear consistent with age and use
14 in. H x 72 in. W x 18.5 in. D
36 cm H x 183 cm W x 47 cm D
Seat Height
14 in. (36 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
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