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George Nelson Prototype DAF Chair for Herman Miller

About the Item

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 Michigan purchased by a collector of important midcentury designs and passed from his estate. A black metal Eiffel tower base is attached to the bottom which looking at the shock mounts has been there since the begin when they were trying different bases and options before production started . A great collectors item from the early days of Herman Miller and the Mid Century Modern period .
  • Creator:
    George Nelson (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 29.5 in (74.93 cm)Width: 29 in (73.66 cm)Depth: 19 in (48.26 cm)Seat Height: 17 in (43.18 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. In very good original vintage condition with two stress cracks that have aged and a few slight chips. This damage is typical of a prototype that has been handled , used and tested by the manufacture in pre- production .
  • Seller Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU925111087353
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