George Nelson

George Nelson

George Nelson  Hartford, Connecticut (1908–1986)

 

 

George Nelson was an American furniture designer and one of the founders of American Modernism. While Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company, Nelson and his design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc., designed much of the 20th century's most iconic modernist furniture.

George Nelson is well known as the designer of the Coconut Chair, Marshmallow Sofa, and Ball Clock

Nelson met with some early recognition while still an undergraduate, when he was published in Pencil Points and Architecture magazines. During his final year at Yale, he was hired by the architecture firm Adams and Prentice as a drafter.

 In 1928, he graduated with a degree in architecture. In 1929, Nelson was hired as a Teacher's Assistant while pursuing his second bachelor's degree at Yale. He received a degree in Fine Arts in 1931.

The next year, while preparing for the Paris Prize competition, he won the Rome Prize. The award for the Rome Prize was a year studying architecture, a healthy stipend, and accommodations in a palace in Rome.

The collaboration between Nelson and Vitra began in 1957

While in Rome Nelson married Frances Hollister, A few years later, he returned to the United States to devote himself to writing. Through his articles in Pencil Points he introduced the work of  Mies van der RoheLe Corbusier, and Gio Ponti to North America.

George Nelson died in New York in 1986. His archive belongs to the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum.

coconut chairs

 
 
Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Vlad Mortensen

Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Vlad Mortensen

  £2,950.00
   
Pair of Danish Teak Armchairs

Pair of Danish Teak Armchairs

  £2,650.00
   
Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

  £1,450.00
   
Art Deco Dining Chairs French c1920

Art Deco Dining Chairs French c1920

  £2,950.00
 
 
Art Deco Side table in the style of Rhulman

Art Deco Side table in the style of Rhulman

  £850.00
   
Art Deco Sideboard French c1920

Art Deco Sideboard French c1920

  £1,250.00
   
Mid century Leather Kashima Sofa by Ligne Roset

Mid century Leather Kashima Sofa by Ligne Roset

  £1,650.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Side Table c1930

Art Deco Walnut Side Table c1930

  £950.00
 
 
Pair of mid century Tall chest of drawers

Pair of mid century Tall chest of drawers

  £1,450.00
   
French Brass and copper floor lamp c1950

French Brass and copper floor lamp c1950

  £650.00
   
Dressing Table in Macassar ebony and Shagreen

Dressing Table in Macassar ebony and Shagreen

£4,650.00   £4,150.00
   
Mid Century Dining Chairs Set Of Six in Rosewood

Mid Century Dining Chairs Set Of Six in Rosewood

£2,650.00   £2,250.00
 
 
Mid Century Chandelier 10 branch by Gaetano Sciolari

Mid Century Chandelier 10 branch by Gaetano Sciolari

£2,150.00   £1,750.00
   

Mid century rosewood planar console table by Robert Heritage

£2,250.00   £1,850.00
   
Art Deco Walnut and Parchment Coffee Table

Art Deco Walnut and Parchment Coffee Table

£2,650.00   £2,250.00
   
Rosewood Flip Flap Lotus Table by Dyrlund

Rosewood Flip Flap Lotus Table by Dyrlund

£3,200.00   £2,800.00
 
 
Art Deco Dining Chairs in Walnut set of 8

Art Deco Dining Chairs in Walnut set of 8

£4,600.00   £4,200.00
   
Art Deco Chest of Drawers in Maple

Art Deco Chest of Drawers in Maple

£1,150.00   £1,000.00
   
Art Deco Bedside Cabinets in Amboyna

Art Deco Bedside Cabinets in Amboyna

£950.00   £850.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood Drinks Trolley

Mid Century Rosewood Drinks Trolley

£950.00   £850.00
 
 
Bronze Bull c1880

Bronze Bull c1880

£1,800.00   £1,450.00
   
Mid Century Italian Bar, Gio Ponti style

Mid Century Italian Bar, Gio Ponti style

£5,200.00   £4,750.00
   
Italian Console and Mirror c1950

Italian Console Table and Mirror c1950

£3,250.00   £2,800.00
   
Jacques Adnet Leather and Brass Coat Hook

Jacques Adnet Leather and Brass Coat Hook

£2,800.00   £2,200.00
 
 
Mid Century Teak Sideboard by Johannes Andersen

Mid Century Teak Sideboard by Johannes Andersen

£2,250.00   £1,850.00
   
Cocktail Trolley in Rosewood by Johannes Andersen for Silkeborg

Cocktail Trolley in Rosewood by Johannes Andersen for Silkeborg

£1,450.00   £1,250.00
   
French Rosewood Art Deco Side Hall Table

French Rosewood Art Deco Side Hall Table

£850.00   £750.00
   
Chinese Elm 19th Century Horseshoe Chair

Chinese Elm 19th Century Horseshoe Chair

£850.00   £750.00
 
 
Art Deco Commode in Walnut, Italian c1930

Art Deco Commode in Walnut, Italian c1930

£2,250.00   £2,000.00
   
Art Deco Cabinet

Art Deco Cabinet

£1,150.00   £950.00
   
danish rosewood desk

Danish Rosewood Desk c1960

£1,450.00   £1,250.00
   
art deco table

French Art Deco Side Table c1920

£950.00   £850.00
 
 
art deco desk

Art Deco Desk in Rosewood, French 1920

£1,850.00   £1,650.00
   
art deco cabinet

Art Deco Walnut Cabinet c1930

£950.00   £850.00
   
coconut chairs vitra

Pair of Coconut Chairs by Vitra

£2,200.00   £1,800.00
   
french leather club chairs

French Leather Club Chairs c1940

£2,150.00   £1,850.00