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Nelson 5-Drawer Cabinet with Door by Herman Miller
designed by George Nelson

Nelson BCS 5-Drawer Cabinet with Door At A Glance:
This beautiful veneer freestanding cabinet features 5 drawers and one door to give you flexibility in storing your stuff. George Nelson's Basic Cabinet Series intends to simplify your living, and provide you with a timeless piece of furniture you can be proud of. The wood legs indicate a touch of his affinity for Japanese design. Available in rift-sawn natural oak and rich light brown walnut veneers.

George Nelson's vision was a living space full of things that had purpose and place but were flexible enough to change. In 1955 he stated, "People today no longer inhabit large houses with large rooms ... furniture has to fit these new dimensions comfortably and gracefully. Moreover, it has to be flexible." He created the Basic Cabinet Series in that spirit, and it has now been re-introduced by Herman Miller after being out of production since 1958.

What's To Like:
The simple, Japanese-inspired lines of this cabinet give it a serene presence in your home - unlike furniture with more ornamentation, it's able to blend in anywhere you place it. The only time it'll draw attention to itself is when you use it; that's when you'll notice how well-crafted it is.

What's Not to Like:
$2K for a cabinet seems a bit much to us, but if you're looking for Mid-Century Modern, the alternatives out there don't get much cheaper.

The Bottom Line:
The Nelson Basic Cabinet Series simply reminds us that less is more, and that Herman Miller makes some of the finest furniture out there. Despite its price, the Nelson 5-Drawer Cabinet with Door is no exception. It's versatile, sturdy, and built to heirloom-quality standards.


  • Overall: 39.5" h (cabinet is 34" h) x 40" w x 18.5" d
  • Exquisite touches such as turned aluminum alloy drawer pull
  • Rich veneers add warmth and beauty
  • Five drawers include 2 small, three larger
  • Two adjustable shelves behind door adjust in 2" increments over a 6" range
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The Herman Miller Nelson 5-Drawer Cabinet with Door is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: BC3440.L.

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