Design by George Nelson, 1946.
By Herman Miller.
The Herman Miller Basic Cabinet Series is a reintroduction of a classic casework collection. Building on the Nelson™ Platform Bench, the components of the Basic Cabinet Series work with the Bench or as stand-alone furniture. Clean-lined, functional, and versatile, this modular storage system fits the way you live now and the way you will live tomorrow. It looks good and works well in any room in the apartment you're starting out in, the house you move into, the condo you downsize to.
These pieces look like the fine furniture they are. They're also a system, with components coordinated in size, shape, and design. All components are manufactured with a minimum number of standard dimensions, which will remain basic and ensure ongoing flexibility through the years.
The Series allows for the most flexibility with vertical or horizontal arrangements that achieve a custom-made, built-in look. There are two veneer options available: Light Brown Walnut and Natural Oak. Components are offered with platform bases for mounting to the Nelson™ Platform Bench and most are also offered with a 5.5" black wooden leg option for stand-alone applications.
The Nelson™ Platform Bench is not included and is sold separately.
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Designer: George Nelson
When writing about the course of his remarkable 50-year career, George Nelson described a series of creative "zaps" — moments of out-of-the-blue inspiration "when the solitary individual finds he is connected with a reality he never dreamed of."
Nelson said that for a designer to deal creatively with human needs, "he must first make a radical, conscious break with all values he identifies as antihuman." Designers also must constantly be aware of the consequences of their actions on people and society. In fact, he declared that "total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything." So he said that rather than specializing, designers must cultivate a broad base of knowledge and understanding.
Nelson did so as few are able, and, with the help of well-timed zaps, he helped define modern, humane design.View other products by George Nelson
Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Herman Miller has been dedicated to design for more than 75 years. With a design legacy that began under the leadership of Gilbert Rohde and George Nelson in the 1930s and 40s, the company gained a worldwide following for its modern furniture collection by the early 1950s, with chairs, sofas and tables for home and office by designers like Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. These icons of modern design developed products that still endure today. And, through continued innovation at the company and a new generation of designers and ideas, the products that Herman Miller makes today will endure for decades to come.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you. They do this by designing furnishings that improve the human experience - from pioneering the way for ergonomic office seating and furniture to stewarding environmental leadership in its business and manufacturing processes, product material useage and product life cycles. Herman Miller's longstanding commitment to the world around us continues to drive design solutions for the modern home and workspace. The company continues to develop its designer relationships with names like Yves Behar, Jeff Weber and Studio 7 adding lighting, storage and office collections to its catalog of design classics.View other products from Herman Miller