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Nelson Platform Bench

Nelson Platform Bench

George Nelson, 1946

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48, 60, or 72w x 18.5d x 14"h



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Item #45668
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Product Description

Nelson Platform Bench

Like much of George Nelson's work, the platform bench has clean, rectilinear lines, reflecting his architectural background and insistence on making an honest visual statement about an object's purpose. Ideal for bench seating or as a low table, the Platform Bench is made of a solid maple slatted top with lacquered solid wood legs, finger-jointed for superior strength. A versatile piece, it is appropriate for a variety of uses throughout the home or office. Made by Herman Miller®.

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Mid-Century Design

Following World War II, a number of factors combined to foster a new direction in home products and furniture. New materials, such as molded plywood and plastic, and advances in mass production techniques opened a world of design options. Through the efforts of companies like Herman Miller, their longtime design director George Nelson, and the influential team of Charles and Ray Eames, these new designs could be produced for a broad market. A new vocabulary of ergonomic form, versatile function, and synthetic material emerged—and some of the most beloved furniture of the century was created.

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Product Specs

Type Seating
Made In the USA
Size 48, 60, or 72w x 18.5d x 14"h
Materials Solid Maple Wood
Designer George Nelson
Date 1946