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Item #: 54525

Nelson Large Outdoor Table, Low Height by Herman Miller

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Nelson Large Outdoor End Table, Low Height by Herman Miller
designed by George Nelson

Nelson Outdoor Table At A Glance:
The Nelson Outdoor End Table will help bring some style and class to your outdoor seating area. This outdoor end table from George Nelson and Herman Miller comes with a stone top in your choice of marble or granite that will stand up to the elements year after year. The stone surface rests atop a sculpted metal base, all supported by adjustable glides that will help keep your table level and sturdy on uneven surfaces.

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What's To Like:
From the graceful base to the beautifully proportionate stone top, we love the Nelson Pedestal Table's design. Forget practicality - sure, it's a table and can hold your drinks with aplomb - but this side table's all about the look. And it's a dang smooth look. This large, low height version of the Nelson Outdoor Table series works great as either an end table or coffee table depending on your need.

What's Not to Like:
This is an expensive little table! Lustrously finished in marble or granite, it packs a lot of luxury into a small package - and that costs quite a bit. Hey, we're just being honest here. Here's the thing: compare the price with other Mid-Century marble tables and it doesn't look so bad.

The Bottom Line:
The Nelson Outdoor Pedestal Table is beautiful, richly appointed, 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 anywhere you put it - on the patio, or indoors.


  • Overall: 16" high x 28.5" diameter
  • Top is .75" thick
  • Powder-coated metal column and base in white or graphite satin
  • Marble or granite top
  • Top is cut to order and finished with a knife edge derived from Nelson's original design
  • Adjustable glides provide stability

Table Surface Options:

  • Georgia White Marble was used by Daniel Chester French for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial
  • Georgia Grey Marble comes from the quarry that produced the marble used in the 2004 renovation of the Museum of Modern Art in New York
  • Wisconsin Black Marble is a unique dark stone, speckled with lustrous green and grey veins
  • Quebec Graphite Granite, a subtly patterned, deep-hued stone, was used to rich effect in Chicago's John Hancock Center

The Herman Miller Nelson Outdoor Table is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 54525

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Materials & Measurements

3/4"-thick stone top with knife edge in granite or marble
Sculpted metal base
Adjustable glides on feet

28.5" W x 16" H x 28.5" D

Environmental Information:
These Eco-friendly tables are made of 21 recycled materials and are 99 recyclable. The steel and aluminum components used are 100 recyclable.

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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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George NelsonGeorge Nelson
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 Nelson End 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

Herman Miller is all about bringing the very best of classic design into modern homes and offices. Our stable of modern design giants is unrivaled, and includes luminaries such as George Nelson, one of the founders of classic modern American design. Some of Nelson's most famous designs, and indeed his most famous shapes, can be found among his tables. Beautiful, stately, and yet at the same time contemporary and even playful, these tables have truly stood the test of time.

One of his greatest designs was the Nelson Pedestal Table Outdoor, which he created to great acclaim in 1954. The table was beautiful, but as time advanced some of the materials in it became impractical. Herman Miller has made it their mission to make much of their classic furniture viable on the contemporary market, and a big part of that is updating the materials without affecting the overall design or compromising the integrity of the original pieces. Such is the case with the now re-introduced Nelson Pedestal Table Outdoor.

The new version of this classic piece of furniture has been proofed against the vagaries of weather and outdoor abuse with new stone tops sourced from the highest quality quarries in the world. These new tops are strong and hardy, and they also happen to be among the most beautiful stone tops on the market today. The new table serves as a capable surface for any outdoor activity, from cocktail hour to barbecue and swim time. The table comes in two different heights and in a few different sizes, giving you more of a say in exactly what type of table you will get and exactly how it can be used most effectively. The table tops are fine North American stone, and works of art in and of themselves.

The most important choice modern Herman Miller designers had to make was which type of stone to use for the table tops. It had to fulfill a lot of requirements, both aesthetic, functional, and environmental. The stone itself would have to be harvest according to high environmental standards, a code that everyone at Herman Miller lives by. The stone would have to be able to stand up to all kinds of weather in the great outdoors. It would also have to be American, have plenty of its own unique character, and work perfectly with the existing design, which could not be altered in any significant way without losing what makes it a classic in the first place. Tough to do, but our dedicated designers found what they needed.

All of the stone used in these beautiful tables come from North America. Two of the quarries are in Georgia, one is in Wisconsin, and the last is in Quebec, our sister city to the north. All of the quarries have been used in the past for some of the nation's most important and stunning buildings, including the Lincoln Memorial and the John Hancock Building in Chicago, Illinois. The colors are cataloged by location and hue. They are Georgia Grey Marble, Georgia White Marble, Wisconsin Black Marble, and Quebec Graphite Granite.

The stone is cut to be 2 centimeters thick, and then a special knife is used to cut the edge in exactly the way that George Nelson intended it to look. The Nelson Outdoor Pedestal Table is in form and function exactly as it was when it was first debuted in 1954. It is a classic, and now it always will be.

Not everyone has the same needs when it comes to outdoor table. That is why the Nelson Outdoor Pedestal Tables are offered in several diameters and several different heights. You can get the perfect table for you and your outdoor space, and you get to choose the height, diameter, and color/character of the top. At Smart Furniture we are proud to offer our customers a hand in the design of the furniture they buy, and this product is no exception. Get your table today!

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Product Q&A


The Nelson Large Outdoor Table comes with a 3 year manufacturer 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 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