Design by George Nelson, 1946.
By Herman Miller.
An icon of modern design, the Nelson™ Platform Bench now features a new 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. Select from three sizes. An optional, custom upholstered Bench Cushion is offered in two sizes and is sold separately.
Material(s): Solid maple, metal
PB48M PB60M PB72M
By: Michelle U., Homeowner (Houston, Texas)
I love this bench! It arrived in perfect condition. Very very minimal assembly required (just unfolding the legs and putting in 2 screws to keep them in place). Customer service was quickly responsive when I had questions about the status of my order. I'm very happy with my purchase!
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