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Case Study Daybed Couch with Leg Options

By George Nelson, from Modernica
$2,255.00
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This George Nelson icon featuring thick wooden arms with exposed steel supports allows the Daybed Couch to function as a fully supportive sofa by day. Bolsters remove easily to convert to a daybed. Select from brushed chrome-plated steel hairpin legs or multi-ply bentwood legs. Then select wood finish and upholstery type and color.

Dimensions
  • 27" H x 77" L x 33" D
Material(s)
Wood, steel, fabric
Item Number
BUB-CASE-DAYBED-COUCH
Model(s)
CASE-DAYBED-COUCH

This George Nelson icon featuring thick wooden arms with exposed steel supports allows the Daybed Couch to function as a fully supportive sofa by day. Bolsters remove easily to convert to a daybed. Select from brushed chrome-plated steel hairpin legs or multi-ply bentwood legs. Then select wood finish and upholstery type and color.

Modernica

Modernica has built its reputation on quality craftsmanship and a range of impeccable mid-century reissues including George Nelson's iconic Bubble Lamps, the Case Study furniture line and Modernica's own original designs.

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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."

An early zap came in the 1930s, when he was an architectural student in Rome. Before returning home, an idea struck him: He would travel Europe and interview leading modern architects, hoping to get the articles published in the U.S. He succeeded, and in the process introduced the U.S. design community to the European avant-garde. This set in motion a sequence of what he called "lucky" career breaks that were really the inevitable outcomes of his brilliance as a designer, teacher, and author.

The first break was being named an editor of Architectural Forum magazine. Working on a story there in 1942, he was looking at aerial photos of blighted cities when--zap!--he developed the concept of the downtown pedestrian mall, which was unveiled in the Saturday Evening Post.

Soon after, another zap led to the Storagewall, the first modular storage system and a forerunner of systems furniture. The Storagewall was showcased in a 1945 Life magazine article, causing a sensation in the furniture industry. Herman Miller founder D.J. DePree saw the article and was so impressed that he paid a visit to Nelson in New York and convinced him to be his director of design, which spurred Nelson to found his design firm, George Nelson & Associates. The warm personal and professional relationship between Nelson and DePree yielded a stunning range of products, from the playful Marshmallow Sofa to the first L-shaped desk, a precursor of today's workstation.

Nelson once wrote that Herman Miller "is not playing follow-the-leader." That's one reason why George Nelson & Associates worked with Herman Miller for over 25 years as they shepherded design into the modern era.

During this same period, George Nelson & Associates also created many landmark designs of products, showrooms, and exhibitions for a variety of companies and organizations.

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.

Awards/Recognition
Prix de Rome for architecture, 1932
Best Office of the Year, New York Times, 1953
Gold Medal, Art Directors Club of New York, 1953
Good Design Award, Museum of Modern Art, 1954
Trailblazer Award, National Home Furnishings League, 1954
Chairman, International Design Conference in Aspen, 1965, 1982
Scholar in Residence, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Design, 1984
Lifetime Achievement Award, American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1991
Permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Nelson did so as few are able, and, with the help of well-timed zaps, he helped define modern, humane design.

- from HermanMiller.com

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Daybed for a Nursery with Limited Space We searched long and hard for a daybed that would function well in a small, modern nursery. Most options on the market were too traditional or too bulky. We also wanted something that very easily converted into a daybed (because exhausted new parents don't need anything fussy), yet still maintained its identity as a sofa/nursing station during the day. The Case Study daybed fits all these functions perfectly. All you need to do is remove the cushions, and it instantly becomes a standard twin bed, with a very comfy mattress. I would recommend getting the side options with side pillows, for the extra support if you're planning to use it as a nursing station. The daybed was easy to set up and looks terrific. We are very satisfied with it!
Date published: 2010-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality, very comfortable, and beautiful lines. We use this as our main couch but it will eventually move to our office/den when we build our new home. The quality of the construction and materials is excellent. The cushions are firmer which we were hoping for, the shape is very comfortable, even more so than i thought it would be. The room feels larger and more spacious with this design even though its slightly larger than the sofa we replaced. I expect we'll be ordering the matching ottoman shortly.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic modern design that works We bought the couch daybed and the daybed to use as sectionals. They provide a lighter look than the average sofa, they offer a nice firm seating surface, and you can remove the cushion covers for cleaning. We are completely satisfied and the shopping experience was easy. We appreciate the quicker response when we ordered fabric swatches; another maker took a month to get us the swatches.
Date published: 2012-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ideal Product Needed a dual purpose piece for my new loft that works as a couch and a place for guests to sleep. I ended up purchasing the King's Road Mineral which looks amazing. The couch has great support and is incredibly flexible with the removable arms.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love it--it's just what we wanted! We are happy with the materials--quality and looks. It's clean-looking, comfortable, and practical. And fully assembled when it arrived. Very satisfied
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for day-to-day and guests! The daybed with arms is an ideal product that works as a couch and a day bed. Wonderful support and great quality!
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functional As a full size sofa this piece has a low profile and does not overwhelm the room.
Date published: 2010-09-01
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