The Nelson Collection by Herman Miller
at Smart Furniture
George Nelson was a highly prolific designer. That basically goes without saying. What does need to be said is that over 60 years later, his designs still live on as modern achievements. That's why Herman Miller and Smart Furniture are proud to offer a wide array of Nelson's most popular designs. If you want to add mid-century modern furniture by George Nelson to your living room, bedroom, dining room, or office, Smart Furniture has you covered.
A Brief History of the Nelson Collection
George Nelson worked in tandem with some of the greatest furniture designers and architects in the world. He was a contemporary of Charles and Ray Eames, Lidwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and many others. In fact, George Nelson was the director of Design for Herman Miller from 1947 to 1972. That means that he was in charge of one of the greatest proliferations in modern furniture design history, managing some of the greatest designers of all time. As if that wasn't enough, he was also a great designer himself!
George Nelson's designs all exude a soothing sense of simplicity and grace. Gently sloping lines might intersect with rigid wooden forms in seamless fashion. Take for example his Swag Leg Desk, one of the greatest named products of all time. This desk combines colorful accents, beautiful natural wood grains, and swooping, almost surrealistic legs. The entire desk's form is one of playful simplicity and modern sophistication all in one. The Nelson Bench, available in three sizes, is a mainstay of museums, modern homes, and entryways across the globe. The Coconut Chair is a whimsical cone-shape that envelops you when you sit in it. Seriously, give it a try. This chair is underrated in the comfort department. Even Nelson's bubble lamps appear at once traditional and futuristic, his masterful blending of aesthetics forming completely original designs.
Nelson and Smart Furniture
At Smart Furniture, we're proud to carry many of George Nelson's most enduring designs. Whether you're just looking for a new light fixture, or you want to fill your home office with the Nelson Office collection, we can help. Give one of our Furniture Geniuses a call at 800-260-8420 and let us match you up with the Nelson furniture of your dreams. Smart Furniture is the best place on the web to get the entire George Nelson Furniture Collection.