Modern George Nelson for Herman Miller Modular Group Sofa For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 6 images

Modern George Nelson for Herman Miller Modular Group Sofa

About

Single sofa designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller as part of their Modular Group line, but it can be paired with just about anything.

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    In excellent vintage condition.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 27.5 in. x W 59 in. x D 30 in.

    H 69.85 cm x W 149.86 cm x D 76.2 cm

  • Seat height
    15.5 in. (39.37 cm)
  • Seller location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference number
    LU1060611411191

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods

About Herman Miller (Manufacturer)

No other business of its kind did more than the Herman Miller Furniture Company to introduce modern design into American homes. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based firm fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call Mid-Century Modern style. In doing so, Herman Miller produced some of the most beautiful, iconic and, one can even say, noblest furniture of the past seven decades.


     Founded in 1923, Herman Miller was originally known for grand historicist bedroom suites: heavily ornamented wood furniture that appealed to a high-minded, wealthier clientele. The company—named for its chief financial backer—began to suffer in the early 1930s as the Great Depression hit, and D. J. De Pree, the company’s CEO, feared bankruptcy. In 1932, aid came in the form of Gilbert Rohde, a self-taught furniture designer who had traveled widely in Europe, absorbing details of the Art Deco movement and other modernist influences. After persuading De Pree that the growing middle-class required smaller, lighter household furnishings, Rohde set a new course for Herman Miller, creating sleek chairs, tables and cabinetry that were the essence of the Streamline Moderne style.


     Rohde died suddenly in 1944. The following year, De Pree turned to George Nelson, an architect who had written widely about modern furniture design. Under Nelson’s leadership, Herman Miller would embrace new technologies and materials and audacious biomorphic forms. Some of the pieces the company produced are now emblems of 20th century American design, including the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Coconut chair. As you can see on these pages, such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless—staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2014
Located in Houston, TX
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Modern George Nelson for Herman Miller Modular ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Steel
Modern George Nelson Herman Miller Modular Grou...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Steel
Pair of George Nelson Armchairs in Black Leathe...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Steel
Modern Charles Eames for Herman Miller Aluminiu...
Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Steel
You May Also Like
George Nelson Modernist Sofa for Herman Miller
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American American Modern Sofas
George Nelson Modular Sofa Herman Miller, 1963
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Metal

George Nelson Modular Sectional Sofa Couch for Herman Miller

By Herman Miller
$2,595 Sale Price / set
62% Off
George Nelson Modular Sectional Sofa Couch for ...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Aluminum
George Nelson Sofa for Herman Miller
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Stainless Steel

George Nelson Modular Group Sofa

By Herman Miller
$6,500
George Nelson Modular Group Sofa
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Steel
George Nelson Modular Sofa and Tables Herman Mi...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Metal
Modular System Seating Suite Sofa by George Nel...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Fabric
George Nelson Sectional Sofa for Herman Miller,...
Herman Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Steel

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries