Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

George Nelson Slat Bench in Maple by Herman Miller

$2,299

About

Gorgeous slat bench designed by George Nelson and manufactured by Herman Miller. Maple slats atop black wood frame constructing the perfect bench or coffee table for your home. The timeless and iconic American modern design dates to the 1940s but still remains a staple in contemporary interiors. This model is of a more recent vintage and it is signed and guaranteed authentic. In good shape with appropriate age related wear.

Details

  • Creator
    Herman Miller (Manufacturer),George Nelson (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Width: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Depth: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2010s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1546221200762

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $125 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

George Nelson

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, 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.

About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2015
1stDibs seller since 2015
332 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Early Bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller, Not a Reissue
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Kansas City, MO
Early primavera finish slat platform bench designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. This is a 1950s original and not the later reissue. Beautiful patina. Show some signs of use i...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Pair of Ebonized Slat Bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Rovereta, SM
Pair of this iconic slat bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller can serve as either seating or as a coffee table.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

George Nelson Bench and Coffee Table for Herman Miller Modular Sofa, US, 1950s
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare original George Nelson bench and coffee table in black leather and two formica tabletops. Excellent original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Refinished George Nelson Style Slatted Wood Benches or Tables, c. 1960
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This lovely pair of Mid-Century Modern slatted wood benches which can also double as a coffee tables or low console tables have been refinished and features rows of slatted wood and ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

George Nelson for Herman Miller Modular Cabinet and Bench
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern storage cabinet set on a refinished black slat bench. Cabinet can be removed or re-positioned on bench, adjustable shelf, metal door pulls. Cabinet: 34"w 18.5"d 24...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Long Platform Bench, Model 4993, by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by George Nelson in 1946 as part of his inaugural collection for Herman Miller, the Platform Bench was intended to serve variously as seating, as a low table, or as a base f...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Birch

Pair of Refinished George Nelson Style Slatted Wood Bench or Table, circa 1960
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This lovely pair of Mid-Century Modern slatted wood benches which can also double as a coffee tables or low console tables have been refinished and features rows of slatted wood and ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

George Nelson Platform Bench for Herman Miller
By George Nelson
Located in Seattle, WA
An iconic piece originally designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, this early 1950s long bench is also very practical and is multi-functional. As an original 1950s piece, this l...
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery