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George Nelson

1950s George Nelson for Herman Miller Coconut Chair and Ottoman

Designed by George Nelson “to give lounge seating comfort, together with great freedom of movement.” 

Coconut chair and ottoman.

Manufactured by Herman Miller in USA, circa 1950's

Leather, enameled steel, aluminum, chrome-plated steel.


Chair 41 W x 33 D x 33 H inches. / Seat height: 13 inches

Ottoman 23 W x 18.75 D x 15 H inches

George Nelson joined Herman Miller Inc. in 1945 and served as the Director of Design for four decades. In that time, he had a large influence on the company with his own designs and in recruiting Isamu Noguchi, Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and Robert Propst.

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