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Nelson™ Bench, Metal Legs

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Design by George Nelson, 1946. By Herman Miller.  An icon of modern design, the Nelson™ Platform Bench now features a metal leg option. In keeping with the simple, spare lines of the bench, the four slim chrome... Read More
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Design by George Nelson, 1946.
By Herman Miller.

An icon of modern design, the Nelson™ Platform Bench now features a metal leg option. In keeping with the simple, spare lines of the bench, the four slim chrome metal legs feature thin cross supports and metal leveling glides. Solid maple, clear coated slats make up the classic bench seating above, and are spaced to let air and light through. Like much of Nelson's work, the platform bench has clean, rectilinear lines, reflecting his architectural background and his insistence on what he calls "honest" design — that is, making an honest visual statement about an object's purpose.

The Nelson Bench with Metal Legs was reintroduced in 2010. Use as a bench for seating, a platform for displays or a low table.

Available in other non-Quick Ship options, see Nelson™ Bench with Metal Legs.

Product Features:

  • Offered in one size
  • Slatted top crafted in solid maple with a clear coat finish
  • Base in Trivalent Chrome
  • An optional, custom upholstered Bench Cushion is offered in two sizes and is sold separately
  • Also offered with Wood Legs, and as a supporting piece of Nelson's Basic Cabinet Series which allows the option to combine modular storage components with the Bench
  • Available with adjustable glides
  • Ships fully assembles
  • Backed by Herman Miller's 5 Year Warranty: View Here


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Material(s): Solid maple, metal


  • Overall: 48"W X 14" H
  • Leg Span at Base: 16.25" Deep

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George Nelson

Designer: George Nelson

When writing about the course of his remarkable 50-year career, George Nelson described a series of creative "zaps", or 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 anti-human." 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.

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Herman Miller

Manufacturer: Herman Miller

Herman Miller has had a huge international following since the 1950's, including collections of modern furniture designed by icons like the Eameses, Girard, Nelson, and Noguchi.Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary home, healthcare, and office furniture design. Commitment to integrity in product quality and business relationships have developed through partnerships with some of the century's most outstanding designers.

By the early 1950s, Herman Miller gained a worldwide following for its modern furniture designs by the Eameses, Girard, Nelson, and Noguchi — icons of modern design — for home and business.

Throughout the years, the architectural and design community has acknowledged Herman Miller's leadership position in product innovation and design. Herman Miller continues to enhance and expand their offering of systems, freestanding furniture, and seating to support the continuing changes in commercial work environments and homes.

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