George Nelson, ‘Walnut Gate-Leg Dining Table for Herman Miller’, ca. 1950, Paul Bright
George Nelson, ‘Walnut Gate-Leg Dining Table for Herman Miller’, ca. 1950, Paul Bright
George Nelson, ‘Walnut Gate-Leg Dining Table for Herman Miller’, ca. 1950, Paul Bright
George Nelson, ‘Walnut Gate-Leg Dining Table for Herman Miller’, ca. 1950, Paul Bright
George Nelson, ‘Walnut Gate-Leg Dining Table for Herman Miller’, ca. 1950, Paul Bright
George Nelson, ‘Walnut Gate-Leg Dining Table for Herman Miller’, ca. 1950, Paul Bright
George Nelson, ‘Walnut Gate-Leg Dining Table for Herman Miller’, ca. 1950, Paul Bright

Image rights: Gate-leg dining table designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Model 4656. Featuring wooden hinged top and base. Works well in small spaces, and can be adjusted to seat two to six people or used as a desk or console table. Measures 18" folded, 42" half open and 65" wide all open.

Manufacturer: Herman Miller

George Nelson/Herman Miller

About George Nelson

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.”

American, 1908-1986, Hartford, CT, United States

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