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.


  • Period
    20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Ebonized   Wood
  • Condition
  • Wear
    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)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
  • Reference Number
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