1 of 10 images

Herman Miller Credenza


A circa 1950s George Nelson Designed Credenza for Herman Miller. Walnut wood, ebonized wood legs and nickel drawer pulls.


  • Date of manufacture
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 29 in. x W 56 in. x D 18.5 in.

    H 73.66 cm x W 142.24 cm x D 46.99 cm

  • Seller location
    Geneva, IL
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2007
Typical response time: 24 hrs
Located in Geneva, IL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller

American of Martinsville Credenza

American of Martinsville

North American Credenzas


Midcentury 1960s credenza with four drawers and two shelves by American of Martinsville Furniture Company. Black classical detailing on the front with brass accents.


French Painted Buffet a Deux Corps, 19th Century

French Cupboards

Beautiful antique painted French two-piece cupboard.


French 19th Century Cabinet

French 19th century cabinet.

You May Also Like

Herman Miller for Biltrite Credenza

Herman Miller, Biltrite

Canadian Credenzas

Credenza designed by Herman Miller for Biltrite of Canada. Vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use. Original label.  


Thin Edge Credenza by George Nelson for Herman ...

Herman Miller, George Nelson

American Credenzas

Aluminum, Walnut

Thin Edge walnut credenza by George Nelson for Herman Millerwith original hardware and brushed aluminum legs. In perfect vintage condition!  


Peter Protzmann for Herman Miller Rare File Cab...

Herman Miller, Peter Protzmann

For your consideration is a fantastic piece of 1970s design — a storage office credenza by Peter Protzmann, produced for Herman Miller. The credenza is part of Protzmann's tubular...


George Nelson for Herman Miller Primavera Crede...

Herman Miller, George Nelson

American Credenzas


An outstanding Mid-Century Modern credenza or dresser designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The credenza features gorgeous primavera wood grain and sleek Mid-Century design. I...

NaN / set

Pair of Custom George Nelson Credenza by Herman...

Herman Miller, George Nelson

American Credenzas

Stainless Steel, Walnut, Chrome

Custom fabricated for the office of the president of Grand Valley State College in Western Michigan, this pair of walnut credenzas are very versatile and offer not only loads of stor...


George Nelson Thin-Edge Credenza by Herman Miller

Herman Miller, George Nelson

American Credenzas

Steel, Walnut, Aluminum

We have had many Nelson case goods over the years, and this one is unquestionably our favorite. While the thin-edge group is usually seen in rosewood, this example is clad in beautif...


Zebrawood and Chrome Credenza by Peter Protzman...

Herman Miller, Peter Protzmann

American Credenzas

Chrome, Zebra Wood

A zebrwood and polished chrome credenza designed by Peter Protzman for Herman Miller. The credenza has three drawers with smoked acrylic sides. The top has some wear (please see det...


Herman Miller Office Credenza in Rosewood with ...

Herman Miller, Biltrite

American Credenzas

Leather, Rosewood

This stunning vintage credenza showcases the fantastic Mid-Century designs of Herman Miller for Biltrite of Canada. Unique late 1960s piece features a leather top and unique chrome t...