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George Nelson Bench Replica - Platform Hardwood Bench

List Price: $1,194.00$360.00
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The George Nelson platform bench, also known as the Slat bench is a replica of famed midcentury designer George Nelson’s platform hardwood bench. Composed of an ashwood body and birchwood legs, this platform bench brings the best natural woods to your indoor collection. The top is made of hardwood while the darkened legs are ebonized for variance in the style. The George Nelson bench replica features 12 horizontal wooden panels situated atop a vertical splint that holds it firmly in place. Each panel is divided by empty space, a design unique to George Nelson, who revolutionized sitting with the platform hardwood bench.

The Nelson Bench is a symbol of American modernism. It utilizes a simple, geometric design found in most modernist pieces springing from the midcentury. The platform hardwood bench serves as a bench, a low table or a lengthy ottoman.

Modernist Designer George Nelson

George Nelson was an American midcentury designer of furniture and is credited for revolutionizing furniture designs as part of the American modernist movement. He had created a wealth of furniture including sofas, chairs, tables and more. The hardwood platform bench was his first design in furniture. George Nelson began his career in furniture with the illustrious Herman Miller company in 1946. Interestingly enough, when the Herman Miller company asked George Nelson to be its Director of Design, George Nelson had no experience designing furniture. The company selected Nelson for this lofty role after reading his book Tomorrow’s House, in which Nelson provided insight into mending problems with furniture. His intuition for improving furniture to be more useful had essentially gained him such a eminent job. After delving into furniture design with Herman Miller, George Nelson opened up his own design studio in New York City, which brought together renowned designers of the era. His furniture designs are still in use today and are especially thriving in the clock and bench subsectors.

Measurements: Width: 48" Depth: 18" Height: 14"
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Material: Solid hardwood top on ebonized legs. Natural made of Ash wood. Black made of Birch wood.
Measurements: Width: 48" Depth: 18" Height: 14"
5 ft: 14 H 60 W 19 D 6 ft: 14 H 72 W 19 D

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