Herman Miller Nelson 6-Drawer Miniature Chest with Pedestal Studio White Top designed by George Nelson
At A Glance: George Nelson was fascinated with all things Japanese, and that influence is clear in the design of his miniature chests from 1952. Offered in a variety of sizes and drawer configurations, they add artistic interest and a touch of history - as well as practical function - to the home or office. Walnut, white ash, or teak construction, with laminate on the top surface.
What's To Like:
The Nelson 6-Drawer Chest has a beautiful pedestal and hand-fitted drawers that speak to Herman Miller's emphasis on quality construction.
This miniature chest is a true tribute to Japanese design, with a fresh look that is perfect for the modern home.
Everything in its place: each drawer is just the right size to hold all those small things (like jewelry) that otherwise clutter up larger drawers.
What's Not to Like: You could pay less for a jewelry chest - but what you're really getting is a superbly finished showpiece by one of the mid-century's greatest designers, so that's also a consideration.
The Bottom Line: The Nelson 6-Drawer Miniature Chest with Pedestal is beautiful, richly finished, and an icon of the mid-century modern era. It's immediately recognizable for the enduring quality of its design, and will be an heirloom-quality feature of any modern home.
Overall: 26.25" h x 30.25" w x 13" d
Walnut, white ash, or teak construction, with laminate on the top surface
Solid brass glides on bottom of chest
Hand-fitted drawers ensure proper alignment so that wood-on-wood glides work smoothly
4-star aluminum base with white powdercoat and adjustable glides
Includes a drawer with dividers to organize and store small items
The Herman Miller Nelson 6-Drawer Miniature Chest with Pedestal is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: NC526, NC556.
When writing about the course of his remarkable 50-year career, George Nelson described a series of creative "zaps"--moments of out-of-the-blue inspiration "when the solitary individual finds he is connected with a reality he never dreamed of." It was these zaps that would lead to the creation of some of the most original furniture designs of the 20th century- including the Coconut Chair, the Marshmallow Sofa, and the Miniature Chest collection.
An early zap came in the 1930s, when he was an architectural student in Rome. Before returning home, an idea struck him: He would travel Europe and interview leading modern architects, hoping to get the articles published in the U.S. He succeeded, and in the process introduced the U.S. design community to the European avant-garde. This set in motion a sequence of what he called "lucky" career breaks that were really the inevitable outcomes of his brilliance as a designer, teacher, and author.
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