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George Nelson

Platform Bench with Cowhide Cushions, Late 20th century

Wood, Cowhide, Velvet
17 × 72 × 18 1/2 in
43.2 × 182.9 × 47 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,400
location
St. Louis
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Forsyth
St. Louis
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A modern bench with beautiful lines! The Model 4692 Slat Bench is a landmark of modern design. The …

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A modern bench with beautiful lines! The Model 4692 Slat Bench is a landmark of modern design. The rectilinear lines of the surface reflect designer George Nelson's architectural background. Nelson's creative goal when designing the bench was a multi-use piece. He envisioned it as shelving, high and low …

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Design/Decorative Art
Manufacturer
Herman Miller
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Annie Genovese, Forsyth
George Nelson
American, 1908–1986
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Often cited as one of the founders of American modernism, industrial designer George Nelson is responsible for some of the most iconic furniture created in the 20th century. His utopian view of design, which he argued in the pages of Architectural Forum where he was an editor in the 1930s and ’40s, resulted in domestic standbys of contemporary domestic architecture, such as the family room and the storage wall. Nelson worked for Herman Miller for over a quarter-century, helping the company come up with their famously functional furniture pieces. Idealistic until the end, Nelson believed that “total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything.”

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A modern bench with beautiful lines! The Model 4692 Slat Bench is a landmark of modern design. The …

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A modern bench with beautiful lines! The Model 4692 Slat Bench is a landmark of modern design. The rectilinear lines of the surface reflect designer George Nelson's architectural background. Nelson's creative goal when designing the bench was a multi-use piece. He envisioned it as shelving, high and low …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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Herman Miller
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Annie Genovese, Forsyth
George Nelson
American, 1908–1986
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Often cited as one of the founders of American modernism, industrial designer George Nelson is responsible for some of the most iconic furniture created in the 20th century. His utopian view of design, which he argued in the pages of Architectural Forum where he was an editor in the 1930s and ’40s, resulted in domestic standbys of contemporary domestic architecture, such as the family room and the storage wall. Nelson worked for Herman Miller for over a quarter-century, helping the company come up with their famously functional furniture pieces. Idealistic until the end, Nelson believed that “total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything.”

George Nelson

Platform Bench with Cowhide Cushions, Late 20th century

Wood, Cowhide, Velvet
17 × 72 × 18 1/2 in
43.2 × 182.9 × 47 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,400
location
St. Louis
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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