George Nelson 3-Piece Vanity Chest for Herman Miller For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 12 images

George Nelson 3-Piece Vanity Chest for Herman Miller

About

A vanity designed by George Nelson in combed oak and special ordered with silver plated large J pulls. This three-piece unit has a chest with four drawers some with dividers then the flip up vanity unit having a lighted mirror, two removable make up holders and storage . The last chest has a swing out door and an adjustable shelve with plenty of storage. Retains the foil manufactures labels from the Herman Miller Furniture company.

Details

  • Condition Details
    In great original vintage condition with some slight spots to the wood and some wear to the inside make up area from age and use.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29.75 in. x W 88.38 in. x D 18.5 in.H 75.57 cm x W 224.49 cm x D 46.99 cm
  • Seller Location
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference Number
    LU925113267542
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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

About George Nelson (Designer)

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. Depree, the owner of the furniture maker Herman Miller Inc., 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.

Read more about George Nelson in Introspective Magazine

About the Seller

4.4 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2012
Located in Cincinnati, OH
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
George Nelson Vanity Stool for Herman Miller
George Nelson Vanity Stool for Herman Miller
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools
A satin aluminum based vanity stool with upholstered cushion and rubber / metal foot pads designed by George Nelson model #4672 produced in the early 1950's by the Herman Miller Furn...
George Nelson Prototype DAF Chair for Herman Miller
George Nelson Prototype DAF Chair for Herman Mi...
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
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 Zeela...
George Nelson Walnut Desk by Herman Miller
George Nelson Walnut Desk by Herman Miller
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
A dark walnut desk with floating top, a smaller drawer and large file drawer to one side with aluminum J pulls sitting on satin chromed legs. Manufactured by the Herman Miller furnit...
George Nelson for Herman Miller King Headboard

George Nelson for Herman Miller King Headboard

By George Nelson & Associates
$3,900
George Nelson for Herman Miller King Headboard
George Nelson & Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Sets
A walnut and mahogany Nelson king-size headboard with upholstered back headrests in a heavy linen styled fabric that may be set at any angle for reading or resting and are individual...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries