The definition of classic is “a work of enduring excellence.” The Nelson Basic Cabinet Series designed by George Nelson in 1946 is a perfect example. 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.
What kind of person thinks up a chair that looks like a chunk of coconut? How about the person who came up with the Marshmallow sofa? Both designs are the creations of George Nelson and his team. It was Nelson who said, “Total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything.” In acting on this belief, he brought modernism to American furniture, to say nothing of fun, with designs like the Coconut Chair.
Sleek, versatile, and timeless, the Nelson Daybed fits effortlessly into a myriad of settings—including the bedroom, living room, office, or nursery. With removable back or side bolsters, it easily transitions from a sofa to a bed for a momentary respite or a full night’s rest.
This is a sofa to brighten a room, to be happy and relax on. You look at its 18 10-inch “marshmallow” cushions and you can’t help but smile. It’s been that way since it began turning heads in 1956, when the Nelson Marshmallow sofa was described in our catalog this way: “Despite its astonishing appearance, this piece is very comfortable.”
The solid wood Nelson Miniature Chest, inspired by Japanese design, provides lots of wonderful little spaces to keep wonderful little things. Made with hand-fitted drawers—the kind of American craftsmanship designer George Nelson insisted upon in 1952 and that is harder and harder to find. Offered in several sizes and drawer configurations, with or without pedestals, these chests make an interesting addition to any room in the home or office.
End table, café table, informal meeting table, cocktail table on the patio.
This versatile classic, designed by George Nelson in 1954, is available in three sizes and with laminate or natural stone tops, which makes them useful in a variety of ways. The tables will hold a lamp, a laptop or e-reader, a book and coffee mug, or a bowl of flowers in style. The clean, graceful lines of the pedestal and legs are typical of Nelson design.
The classic Nelson swag leg group has the look, scale, and function just right for today, 50 years after George Nelson designed them. The size of the desk is perfect for a laptop and mobile device dock and makes efficient use of space in your home or office. The tables work well in offices and meeting spaces and in your dining area at home.
Adding to the Nelson Thin Edge storage portfolio, an expanded set of options present the opportunity to bring the quintessential Nelson aesthetic into the bedroom and beyond. It was George Nelson’s ongoing endeavor to standardize and organize the objects of everyday life and to do it in a minimal and practical way. Creating elegant storage options was a significant part of his life’s work, as were his delightful sofas and chairs.
We think people should be able to sit—or stand—comfortably. With the efficiently designed Nevi Sit-to-Stand Tables, you don’t have to choose between getting desks or ergonomic office chairs or accessories—you can have it all.
An updated archival piece from 1949, the Noguchi Rudder Table is a sculptural and deceptively simple coffee table designed by Isamu Noguchi. It stands on two chrome hairpin legs and one in wood reminiscent of a ship’s rudder. Graceful and visually light, the table has Trivalent chrome steel legs that offer a pleasing contrast to the natural look of the rudder and top—available in Walnut, Ebony on Maple, or White Ash finish options.
The perfect balance—literally—between art and furniture. Sculptor Isamu Noguchi created his distinctive table by joining a curved, wood base with a freeform glass top. The ethereal result does not diminish the practical design—a sturdy and durable table. This marriage of sculptural form and everyday function has made the Noguchi table an understated and beautiful element in homes and offices since its introduction in 1948.