1970s CSS Modular Wall Unit by George Nelson for Herman Miller For Sale
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1970s CSS Modular Wall Unit by George Nelson for Herman Miller

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CSS white lacquered wood and stainless steel modular wall unit designed by George Nelson in 1957 and edited by Herman Miller between 1959 and 1973. Manufactured by Mobilier International. It is composed of four vertical ladders, seven shelves and five storage containers. The four ladders can be fixed between the floor and the ceiling. Original label: "Mobilier International 162 bld Voltaire Paris". Good vintage condition. It is composed of : - Seven shelves (Dimensions: P: 33 cm ; L: 81 cm ) - Two containers with lateral doors and 2 storage compartments (Dimensions: P: 47 cm ; H: 37 cm ; L: 81 cm) - One containers with drop-front door (Dimensions: P: 35 cm ; H: 55 cm ; L: 81 cm) - One container with sliding glass doors (Dimensions: P: 33 cm ; H: 39 cm ; L: 81 cm) - One container with 3 drawers (Dimensions: P: 49 cm ; H: 37 cm ; L: 81 cm) The 250 cm height can be reduced by +/- 2 cm, circa :1970 Dimensions: W: 100.4 in - D: 19.3 in - H: 98.4 in. Dimensions: L: 255 cm, P: 49 cm, H: 250 cm.

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 98.43 in. x W 100.4 in. x D 19.3 in.

    H 250 cm x W 255 cm x D 49 cm

  • Seller location
    Paris, FR
  • Seller reference number
    2253
  • Reference number
    LU206539163991

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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.

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