Nelson Platform Bench

(23 customer reviews)

$550.00$850.00

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Nelson Platform Bench

$550.00$850.00

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(23 customer reviews)
  • 4ft
  • 5ft
  • 6ft
  • Natural Ash
  • American Walnut Stain
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Equal parts seat and surface, the Nelson Platform Bench emerged from George Nelson's Fortune magazine office to join his first Herman Miller Collection in 1946. Made with ebonized wood legs, and available in three lengths with a choice of finishes, it serves as a bench, low table, or foundation for the Basic Cabinet Series.

A landmark of modern design, the bench has the clean, rectilinear lines that reflect designer George Nelson's architectural background and his insistence on what he called "honest" design making an honest visual statement about an object's purpose. Solid wood slats are spaced to let air and light through, sealed with a clear-coat finish, and finger-jointed for superior strength, all of which make the bench ideal for offices, public areas, and homes.

Material & Feature:

  • Structure: hardwood frame with double dowels and corner-block-reinforcing with Dark Dark Walnut or Natural Ash finish
  • Solid wood legs with ebony finish
  • All materials are fire-retardant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)

Dimensions:

  • 4ft bench: Width: 48" x Depth: 18.5" x Height: 14"
  • 5ft bench: Width: 60" x Depth: 18.5" x Height: 14"
  • 6ft bench: Width: 72" x Depth: 18.5" x Height: 14"
Nelson Bench

* All measurements are approximations.

George Nelson, born 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA), studied architecture at Yale University. A fellowship enabled him to study at the American Academy in Rome from 1932 to 1934. In Europe, he became acquainted with the major architectural works and leading protagonists of modernism.

In 1935, Nelson joined the editorial staff of the 'Architectural Forum', where he was employed until 1944. A programmatic article on residential building and furniture design, published by Nelson in a 1944 issue of the journal, attracted the attention of D.J. DePree.

In 1957, Vitra founder Willi Fehlbaum signed his first licence agreement to produce furniture for the European market. During the ensuing decades of the collaboration with Vitra, a close friendship evolved between George Nelson and Rolf Fehlbaum, who later said about Nelson: 'No other prominent designer spoke as intelligently or wrote as coherently about design'. Nelson expressed his thoughts on design topics in numerous articles and eleven books; his seminal treatise 'How to See' was recently reissued in a new edition by Phaidon.

Along with his position as Design Director, Nelson opened his own design office in 1947, George Nelson Associates, Inc., working together with such outstanding employees as Irving Harper, Ernest Farmer, Gordon Chadwick, George Tscherny and Don Ervin to create countless products and objects, some of which are now regarded as icons of mid-century modernism. His architectural work included numerous private residences. The Sherman Fairchild House (1941) attracted considerable attention, and his Experimental House exemplified his interest in prefabricated building and flexible floor plans.

George Nelson died in New York in 1986. His estate, which is held by the Vitra Design Museum, encompasses roughly 7400 manuscripts, plans, drawings, photographs and slides dating from 1924 to 1984. In 2008/09, the Vitra Design Museum mounted the exhibition 'George Nelson ' Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher.

23 reviews for Nelson Platform Bench

  1. Kim B.

    Perfect quality also in details – super happy with Customer Service also. Many thanks …

  2. Stephan F.

    deliver promptly on time, and good quality bench.

  3. Colin F.

    It is really excellent and the perfect bench for our home. It is very well detailed with excellent materials.

  4. Nada M.

    The contact with the Camellia team was excellent all along. The bench was very well packed. The design is beautiful and The material is very robust. Better than i expected. Again thanks to all.

  5. Kim A.

    Quality work on this bench! Great service by Camellia!

  6. Marc L.

    All good. Delievery in two weeks, good quality. Would do it again and most certainly will do.

  7. Andrew W.

    Speedy delivery, great quality and perfect packing. We look forward to ordering more furniture in the future. Thank you.

  8. Nikos N.

    Very pleased with quality of product. Arrived within the allocated time. Would buy from Camellia again.

  9. Jon S.

    So simple and elegant. Easy to install and light enough so I can move around if needed!

  10. Willemina Y.

    The Nelson Platform Bench is a statement piece in my entry. It is also very comfortable to sit on and can be used as a table as well — but I don’t use it for either because it is much too beautiful and I don’t want to damage it.

  11. Elizabeth P.

    The Nelson Bench was perfect for my home! I always wanted a versatile bench like the one George Nelson designed but I can’t afford an original! This Nelson Bench Replica I found it to be very well made with high-quality construction. 100% satisfied with my purchase!

  12. Deborah J.

    I needed a nice bench near my front hallway, and this Nelson Bench replica fitted perfectly in that space. I love mid-century modern furniture but I was concerned that my husband would not like the Nelson bench, but he was pleasantly pleased. Great experience with Camellia Story!

  13. Harold H.

    This is a great piece!

  14. David W.

    Great bench. Well made and looks good. Just what we wanted.

  15. Barbara S.

    Prompt delivery. Good quality item

  16. Shana C.

    Sturdy and easy to assemble. Looks perfect. Delivery was a breeze.

  17. Susan R.

    Beautifully packed – easy to assemble – the finish is first class – elegant and stylish – solid. Well pleased!

  18. Kristyn J.

    This bench looks great in our guestroom, it comes as very handy when you’re looking for a spot to put your luggage on. I liked it so much I bought another one and it serves as a foot for my queen bed, very versatile and functional! 100% recommended!

  19. David W.

    Great bench. Well made and looks good. Just what we wanted.

  20. Claudio A.

    Amazing quality. The bench is very well refined in every detail. Materials as wepl are great.

  21. Steve G.

    Excellent quality. Great price.

  22. Theodoros B.

    Love my new bench. Great quality at an even better price with prompt delivery. Will not hesitate to purchase from Camellia again.

  23. Andrew W.

    Assembled ours last night in about 10 minutes – just screw the legs on using hex key supplied and cups to protect the floor. Just fine and great piece well built and finished.

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