George Nelson FA-923
Design George Nelson, 1955
Molded plastic shell, chromed steel base, leather upholstery
Made by Herman Miller
"The single common element in all man-made things is that they are designed."
The contours of George Nelson's Coconut chair invite you to surround yourself in comfort. Originally introduced by Herman Miller in 1955, the Nelson coconut chair is a 20th century furniture icon. A chair designed to look like a section of coconut shell wasn't a stretch for someone who said, ?"Total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything." The Coconut chair offers a simple, striking shape, and it's also a very comfortable place to unwind at home or in the private office or lounge.
Herman Miller founder D.J. DePree saw an article in a 1945 Life magazine featuring George Nelson's Storagewall unit, which was causing a sensation in the furniture industry. He was so impressed that he paid a visit to Nelson in New York and convinced him to be his director of design, which spurred Nelson to found his design firm, George Nelson & Associates. The warm personal and professional relationship between Nelson and DePree yielded a stunning range of products, from the playful Marshmallow Sofa to the first L-shaped desk, a precursor of today's workstation.
The coconut chair is completely true to George Nelson's original design, materials, and detailing. The chair features a one-piece foam rubber, leather upholstered cushion and molded plastic shell atop a three-leg chromed steel base. Available with black leather upholstery only.
The Marshmallow sofa was introduced in 1956, the Herman Miller catalogue described it as "The first of a series of pieces embodying a new concept in soft seating". This inspired Whimsical design consists 18 round, comfortable cushions "float" on the frame. The playful Marshmallow sofa is a landmark of modern design that's still turning heads and making people smile. Stainless steel bars, Black lacquered steel legs and round metal plates.Cushions in Italian leather.Available in Mix color.