Monday, August 19, 2019

Know Your Chairs: The Coconut Chair by George Nelson

This is definitely a chair you should know: let me introduce you to the delightful Coconut Chair.

One of the founders of Modernism, George Nelson (previously here and here) designed this chair for the Herman Miller company in 1955 based on the shape of a coconut shell cut into eight pieces. Nelson said he developed the chair “to give lounge seating comfort, together with great freedom of movement.” Modern, whimsical, functional, and timeless in its design...

The George Nelson Coconut Chair can still be purchased through Herman Miller and Vitra.

Happy designing!

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