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Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table by Herman Miller

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Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table
designed by George Nelson


Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table At A Glance:
Part of the renowned swag leg group, the Nelson Swag Leg Table represents a revival of a historic collection by the longtime partner of Herman Miller, George Nelson. Introduced in 1958, the group's evocative chairs, tables and desks have a look, scale and function that are right for today. These classic, sculpted designs can be used individually or together in the home or office. This round dining table also cleverly acts as a meeting table.

See the entire Nelson Swag Leg collection.

What's To Like:
The straight, austere, wood lines of the table top and crossed stretchers are met by mechanically formed, gracefully curved, metal legs - and they get along really well together. There may not be another wood/metal table out there with a more beautiful marriage of two juxtaposed materials.

What's Not to Like:
This isn't a table you'll sit at and stretch your legs all the way out in front of you. The crossed stretchers won't give you that luxury. However, you probably shouldn't expect that kind of legroom at a 48" diameter table anyways.

The Bottom Line:
The Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table 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 dining room or small meeting space.

Details:

  • Overall: 29.375" h x 48" diameter
  • White laminate or walnut veneer top with a walnut veneer edge band
  • 4 chrome-finished steel-tube legs
  • 2 solid walnut stretchers and adjustable glides


Design Story:
The dining tables (both round and rectangular) in this series are extremely important. They're the most obvious link between home life and work life that Nelson was trying to forge, and they share many of the characteristics (and not just the aesthetics) of the rest of the collection. They're light, flexible, adaptable, not too large and easy to work with. They're beautiful and functional, and they speak to the times they were invented in and to the times of today. In that sense, they echo the rest of the Nelson series.

The Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table is the first and possibly most important of the two dining table models. To dispense with the obvious, it's round. That wouldn't be particularly remarkable except that George Nelson gave the buyer two options with this table; round or rectangular. This is something he did not do for the work table, nor for the desk. This is the only aspect of the collection that gives the buyer a major choice in the make-up of the design. So why was it so important to Nelson that users be allowed to choose a round table?

It goes back to the issues of unity and egalitarianism that this furniture system was created to respond to and interact with. A round dining table is a dining table with no head; no dominating position. And a small dining room table, like the Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table, is even more intimate and equality-centric. For Nelson, the process of fellowship, collaboration and communication that happens around a dining table was essential to the blending of home and work life that this series is all about. And a small, round dining table goes a long way toward making the nightly dinner conversation more engaging, more equal, and more enjoyable. Without the rigid formality of the heads of table and the complex ordering of dishes required by narrow dining tables, the round dining table is a measure of freedom in the home, a loosening of the tight strictures that governed many dining room experiences at the time (1958). It was all about comfort.

The Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: NS5852.L, NS5852.W.

Materials & Measurements

Nelson Swag Leg Table DimensionsMaterials:
White laminate or walnut veneer top with a walnut veneer edge band. 4 chrome-finished steel-tube legs, 2 solid walnut stretchers and adjustable glides.

Dimensions:
Overall: 29.375" h x 48" diameter

Efficient Surfaces
Practical tables. The Nelson Dining Tables doubles as a work table as it provides plenty of room to spread out papers; they can also be meeting tables.

Attractive finishes. Tops can be white laminate or walnut veneer with a walnut veneer edge band that coordinates with the solid walnut stretcher.


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About The Manufacturer


Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.

In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.

Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

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Designer

George NelsonWhen 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 Swag Leg Table.

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.


Design Story

With his swag leg group, George Nelson didn't try to design an innovation; the innovation resulted from his criteria for the design. He began with the legs, insisting that they be made of metal, machine formed, and prefinished. He also wanted them to be easy for the consumer to assemble, so the desk and tables could ship knocked down to save on costs.

Swaging--using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube--proved the best way to produce the legs, which are 16-gauge steel and have adjustable glides. George Nelson added solid walnut stretchers that bolt to the legs for a stable, durable base common to the desk and tables.

Read the entire design story behind the Swag Leg Collection.


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5.0

Best Table I've Ever Owned

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from Denver, CO

Comments about Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table:

We purchased this table for its clean modern look and it didn't disappoint. It fits amazingly with our mix of vintage and new modern decor. The white laminate top is extremly durable and scratch resistant. In addition to simply looking amazing, it is sturdy. Assembly was a breeze and the customer service was amazing.

 
5.0

Better Than Expected

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from Tennessee

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Gorgeous
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Diningkitchen
    • Dining room

    Comments about Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table:

    We have been more than pleased with our Nelson Table. The walnut veneer is absolutely stunning, the design itself is so simple, and it is extremely durable. I placed a hot pot lid on the table one evening and the condensation and heat left a bleached halo on the table. I thought it was ruined. After a couple of days and conditioning the wood (which I do fairly regularly), it disappeared. After years of heavy daily use with a toddler and my careless accidents, it doesn't look any different from the day we bought it. I photographed some cookies I baked, and you can see the richness of the walnut veneer on our table. It's just beautiful.

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    5.0

    One of our favorites

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    from Tennessee

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    Pros

    • A Classic
    • Attractive
    • High Quality
    • Practical

    Cons

    • Not Cheap

    Best Uses

    • Arts
    • Dining
    • Kitchen
    • Projects

    Comments about Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table:

    We use this as our primary kitchen / dining table. While I love modern classic furniture, sometimes it isn't as practical as, well, furniture that's not as concerned with being "classic". This table is an exception, and one of my favorites, because it has the looks, personality and durability you want in a table you use every single morning and evening. Honestly, one of the annoying things about nice furniture is how paranoid it makes you about staining / scratching / or otherwise damaging it. We've spilled all kinds of concoctions (hot and cold) on this table, dropped heavy objects, and let it sit in front of a sunny window for years, and it looks as good as new. The 48" size has been just right for our small but growing family. I really don't have any complaints-- maybe that every now and then, or maybe gradually, it seems to become "unleveled"- but thankfully it comes with adjustable feet so you're back in business in seconds.

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    3.0

    this table could be foldable

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    from Egypt - Tanta

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    Comments about Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table:

    it is nice shape

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    Free Inside Delivery : Free

    Inside Delivery Upgrade
    Because this item is large and heavy and because we love our customers, we have decided to upgrade shipping from curbside to inside delivery at no extra cost to you. When your order reaches the local station in your area, the delivery agent will call to schedule a four hour delivery appointment. The driver will carefully bring the item inside the first room of your home or office so that you do not have to!

    Professional Assembly & Installation: $149.00

    If you're short on time, without power tools or not particularly handy, our professional assembly service is for you! This option includes a delivery appointment, placement inside your room of choice, unpacking, complete furniture assembly and debris removal. Let our team do the work so you don't have to!

    Note: Special arrangements will have to be made for orders shipping to NY or CA.


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    Warranty

    The Nelson Swag Leg Table comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

    Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 8‌88-467-6278 to get your questions answered.

    Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to customerservice@smartfurniture.com or contact our customer service department at 8‌88-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away