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  • George Nelson™ Coconut Lounge Chair in color
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George Nelson™ Coconut Lounge Chair

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George Nelson™ Coconut Lounge Chair
Description
The inspiration for George Nelson’s lounge chair was simple: A curved chunk of coconut. The leather-clad cushion envelops your body in a single sweep, supported by a molded plastic shell and trio of strut-secured chrome legs. Designed to encourage movement, it lets you sit in any position, adjust your position easily, and relax with ease. Produced by Herman Miller®, a manufacturer in MoMA’s collection, from Nelson’s 1955 design. Made in the UK.

Reflecting on his remarkable 50-year career, George Nelson described a series of creative "zaps"—moments of out-of-the-blue inspiration. He also believed that furniture should be “a simple, direct expression of construction with existing techniques.” A 1931 graduate of Yale’s School of Fine Arts, Nelson became an architect after graduate school, when building was at a standstill following the Great Depression and World War II. He held the post of director of the Herman Miller furniture company from 1946 to 1965 and became one of the most influential figures in modern American design. He commissioned work by the Eameses, Alexander Girard, and others who made significant contributions to the field. Six examples of Nelson’s designs are included in MoMA’s collection.
Details
  • Designer
    George Nelson
  • Size
    33h x 40w x 34"d
  • Materials
    Leather, Plastic, Chrome
  • Date
    1955
  • Height
    33.00