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Nelson Thin Edge King Bed
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Nelson Thin Edge King Bed by Herman Miller

"In an era of movement, we find that planes set the style." -George Nelson.

Representative of George Nelson's timeless, human-centered approach to design, the Nelson Thin Edge Bed is as at home in today's bedrooms as it was when first introduced in 1954. With a slim, horizontal profile, efficient and precise detailing, and expert woodcraft, the Nelson Thin Edge bed brings elegant minimalism to the bedroom once more.

The platform acted as a means for systemization in George Nelson’s early designs for Herman Miller. This strategy was born from his 1945 Platform Bench, designed at once as a standalone bench, and also as a foundation for an array of modular case goods. Nelson’s formula was simple: Create a lithe, horizontal surface supported by lean legs to offer the utmost ease in flexible storage and cleaning underfoot for an efficient home. This criterion extended to the office and the bedroom where the Thin Edge Bed offered streamlined mattress support.

In 1954, George Nelson engineered the Thin Edge Bed to eliminate the need for bulky box springs and a hefty mattress. The original design used Danish springs for undercarriage support and came with a dense foam mattress that allowed it to remain buoyant yet lissome.

With the full cooperation of the Nelson Foundation, Herman Miller has updated the archival design to support the contemporary home. Now, solid hardwood Ash slats offer more support and durability than the original springs, even as we’ve expanded our bed sizes to include Twin, Full, Queen, King and California King varieties. A trim footboard holds the mattress in place.


  • In keeping with the discretion of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed’s platform, its headboard offers just enough pitch and support for the sitter or sleeper without much separation from the wall behind. Nelson Thin Edge bed comes with a natural cane headboard, adding texture to the design, or a veneer headboard that echoes the bed’s minimalist tenor.
  • The cane reeds each possess unique color striations ranging anywhere from light tan to deep brown with shots of green, pink, and yellow, adding up to a multidimensional effect. This natural variation reverberates in the varied wood grain of the platform and footboard.
  • The original H-Frame legs represent a mark of distinction for the Nelson Thin Edge Bed and are in keeping with the structural metal legs seen in Nelson’s X-Leg Table and Desk, as well as the Metal Base version of the Nelson Platform Bench. Made from stainless steel, the H-Frame’s slight angle references the pitch of the bed’s headboard and its distributed support of the bed itself. In addition to the H-Frame leg, we’ve added a tapered wood leg option to accommodate the desire for a full wood frame.
  • The Thin Edge Bed was originally offered in Walnut and Birch. We continue this material heritage with sustainably harvested Walnut, as well as an updated version in White Ash, a more durable and richer wood than the original Birch. The bed’s supports are expertly crafted in stainless steel with a satin chrome finish.

Materials & Measurements

Materials: Wood Veneer, Stainless Steel, Natural Cane

Overall: 35" H x 79" W x 81.5" D

Clearance Under the Bed: 13.25"
Requires Box Spring: No

13.25" from bed to floor

Assembly Required: Yes

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.


Shipping & Delivery

White Glove Delivery: Free

If you want your furniture delivered and ready to go, this is the option for you. The shipper will schedule a delivery window with you at least 24 hours in advance. They'll bring the furniture into your home, place it in your room of choice, and assemble any pieces that need to be put together. It's the true white glove treatment!

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will unpack your furniture, assemble any pieces needing to be put together, and they'll discard all of the boxes and packaging materials.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
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This product is subject to a 5-year limited warranty for manufacturing defects.

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