George Nelson or George Nelson Associates was a design studio started by, as the name suggests, Director of Design for Herman Miller George Nelson in 1947. The company brought in top designers such as Irving Harper, Ernest Farmer, and George Mulhauser, to create 20th century modernist furniture and develop exhibitions and graphics. As such, modernism was the motivating force for the studio. George Nelson sought to incorporate design in all areas, from image management to signage and went on to work with nearly all the Fortune 500 companies of the time.

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12”-23.5” | 30.5-60 cm
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
1952
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps
60.000
68.000
68.000
1952.00
20
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Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps3D model of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps viewed in perspective
23.75” | 60 cm
18” | 46 cm
18.5” | 47 cm
1952
Nelson Bedside Table
60.000
46.000
47.000
1952.00
0
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Nelson Bedside TableView of the Nelson Bedside Table in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Bedside Table in 3D available for download
14” | 36 cm
18.5” | 47 cm
48"-72” | 122-183 cm
1946
Nelson Bench - Metal Legs
36.000
47.000
183.000
1946.00
300
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Nelson Bench - Metal Legs3D model of the Nelson Platform Bench Metal Leg viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Platform Bench Metal Leg viewed in perspective
52.5”-61.5" | 133-156 cm
10.5”-15" | 27-38 cm (Diameter)
1952
Nelson Cigar Floor Lamps
156.000
38.000
1952.00
80
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Nelson Cigar Floor Lamps3D model of the Nelson Cigar Floor Lamp viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Cigar Floor Lamp viewed in perspective
15.25” | 39 cm
75” | 191 cm
33” | 84 cm
1950
Nelson Daybed
39.000
191.000
84.000
1950.00
200
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Nelson Daybed3D model of the Nelson Daybed viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Daybed viewed in perspective
27.25” | 69 cm
75” | 191 cm
33” | 84 cm
1950
Nelson Daybed - Back Bolsters
69.000
191.000
84.000
1950.00
150
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Nelson Daybed - Back BolstersView of the Nelson Daybed with Back Bolsters in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Daybed with Back Bolsters in 3D available for download
27.25” | 69 cm
75” | 191 cm
33” | 84 cm
1950
Nelson Daybed - Side Bolster
69.000
191.000
84.000
1950.00
150
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Nelson Daybed - Side BolsterPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Daybed with Side BolsterPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster
52.5”-57.5" | 133 -146 cm
1952
Nelson Pear Floor Lamps
146.000
1952.00
0
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Nelson Pear Floor LampsView of the Nelson Pear Floor Lamp in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Pear Floor Lamp in 3D available for download
16” | 40.6 cm
28.5” | 72.4 cm (Diameter)
28.5” | 72.4 cm (Diameter)
4.43 ft2 | .41 m2
1954
Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table
40.600
72.400
72.400
0.41
1954.00
0
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Nelson Pedestal Coffee TableView of the Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table in 3D available for download
21.5” | 54.6 cm
17” | 43.2 cm
17” | 43.2 cm
1954
Nelson Pedestal Side Table
54.600
43.200
43.200
1954.00
10
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Nelson Pedestal Side TablePerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Pedestal Side TablePerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Pedestal Side Table
14” | 36 cm
18.5” | 47 cm
48"-72” | 122-183 cm
1946
Nelson Platform Bench
36.000
47.000
183.000
1946.00
300
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Nelson Platform BenchPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Platform BenchPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Platform Bench
7”-22” | 18-56 cm
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
1952
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps
56.000
127.000
127.000
1952.00
70
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Nelson Saucer Pendant LampsView of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps in 3D available for download
29.375” | 74.5 cm
48” | 121.9 cm (Diameter)
48” | 121.9 cm (Diameter)
12.6 ft2 | 1.17 m2
82 lb | 37.2 kg (Package)
1958
Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table - Round
74.500
121.900
121.900
1.17
37.200
1958.00
5
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Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table - RoundView of the Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table (Round) in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table (Round) in 3D available for download
29.4” | 75 cm
54” | 137 cm
36” | 91 cm
13.5 ft2 | 1.3 m2
1958
Nelson Swag Leg Work Table
75.000
137.000
91.000
1.30
1958.00
60
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Nelson Swag Leg Work TableView of the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table in 3D available for download
35” | 89 cm
63” | 160 cm
89.5” | 227 cm
1954
Nelson Thin Edge Bed
89.000
160.000
227.000
1954.00
100
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Nelson Thin Edge Bed3D model of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed viewed in perspective
28.75” | 73 cm
34” | 86 cm
18.5” | 47 cm
1952
Nelson Three-Drawer Chest
73.000
86.000
47.000
1952.00
10
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Nelson Three-Drawer ChestView of the Nelson Three-Drawer Chest in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Three-Drawer Chest in 3D available for download
28.5” | 72 cm
60” | 152 cm
30” | 76 cm
12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2
1950
Nelson X-Leg Table
72.000
152.000
76.000
1.20
1950.00
60
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Nelson X-Leg TablePerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson X-Leg TablePerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson X-Leg Table
Nelson Pear Floor Lamps
Size comparison illustration of the Nelson Pear Floor Lamp in relation to a standard armchair

The Nelson Pear Floor Lamp is designed with a thin tube leading up to a flattened pear shape shade with a circular flush base. Designed by George Nelsen in 1952, the lamp is meant to be lightweight and is often paired with the complementary Nelson Cigar Floor Lamp. As part of the Nelson bubble lamps collection, it was meant to mimic the silk-covered lamps of Sweden. In order to be cost effective, the lamp was created through the use of a translucent white plastic spray developed by the U.S. military for World War II.

Nelson Pear Floor Lamps range in heights from 52.5”-57.5" (133 -146 cm) and diameters of 13" and 17” (33, 43 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the small and medium sized Nelson Pear Floor Lamps with dimensions for heights and diameters
The Nelson Pear Floor Lamp is designed with a thin tube leading up to a flattened pear shape shade with a circular flush base. Designed by George Nelsen in 1952, the lamp is meant to be lightweight and is often paired with the complementary Nelson Cigar Floor Lamp.

Nelson Pear Floor Lamps range in heights from 52.5”-57.5" (133 -146 cm) and diameters of 13" and 17” (33, 43 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the small and medium sized Nelson Pear Floor Lamps with dimensions for heights and diameters
Nelson Pear Floor Lamps
Height:
52.5”-57.5" | 133 -146 cm
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Small
Height:
52.5” | 133 cm
Diameter: 13” | 33 cm

Medium
Height:
57.5” | 146 cm
Diameter: 17” | 43 cm

Materials
Plastic polymer; steel frame and base
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Pear Floor Lamps side elevations, plans

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Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps

The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a collection of three mid-century spherical lighting fixtures made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Inspired by silk and paper hanging lamps, George Nelson created the Nelson Pendant Lamps in 1952 as a diverse collection of shapes and sizes that could be used individually or grouped together for a myriad of uses and environments. Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three specific sizes from small to large.

The small pendant has a diameter of 12.75” (32 cm) and height of 12” (30.5 cm). The medium pendant has a diameter of 19” (48 cm) and height of 15.5” (39 cm). The large pendant has a diameter of 26.75” (68 cm) and height of 23.5” (60 cm). The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps have a cord length of 6’ (1.83 m).

Collection of drawings showing the variations of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp in small, medium, and large sizes
The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a collection of three mid-century spherical lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three distinct sizes from small to large.

The small pendant has a diameter of 12.75” (32 cm) and height of 12” (30.5 cm). The medium pendant has a diameter of 19” (48 cm) and height of 15.5” (39 cm). The large pendant has a diameter of 26.75” (68 cm) and height of 23.5” (60 cm). The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps have a cord length of 6’ (1.83 m).

Collection of drawings showing the variations of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp in small, medium, and large sizes
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps
Height:
12”-23.5” | 30.5-60 cm
Width:
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
Length:
Depth:
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
Weight:
Area:

Small:
Diameter: 12.75” | 32 cm
Height: 12” | 30.5 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 19” | 48 cm
Height: 15.5” | 39 cm

Large:
Diameter: 26.75” | 68 cm
Height: 23.5” | 60 cm

Cord Length: 6’ | 1.83 m
Bulb: LED, CFL, incandescent E26, 150W (Max)

Materials
Plastic polymer, steel frame
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large)

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Nelson Thin Edge Bed
Illustration of a woman sleeping on her side on the Nelson Thin Edge Bed

The Nelson Thin Edge Bed is a mid-century modern wooden bed frame featuring a slim horizontal platform profile and angled headboard. Designed by George Nelson in 1954, the Nelson Thin Edge Bed has proved to be a timeless bedroom piece that has been updated today to include solid ash slats that replace the antiquated spring system, and updated sizes to reflect trends toward larger mattress sizes.

The Nelson Thin Edge Bed (Queen Size) has a length of 89.5” (227 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), headboard height of 35” (89 cm), and platform height of 13.25” (34 cm). The top mattress surface of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed has a typical height of 23.25” (59 cm) from the floor if a 10” (25 cm) modern mattress is used.

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed with measurements for height, width, and length
The Nelson Thin Edge Bed is a mid-century modern wooden bed frame featuring a slim horizontal platform profile and angled headboard.

The Nelson Thin Edge Bed (Queen Size) has a length of 89.5” (227 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), headboard height of 35” (89 cm), and platform height of 13.25” (34 cm). The top mattress surface of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed has a typical height of 23.25” (59 cm) from the floor if a 10” (25 cm) modern mattress is used.

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed with measurements for height, width, and length
Nelson Thin Edge Bed
Height:
35” | 89 cm
Width:
63” | 160 cm
Length:
89.5” | 227 cm
Depth:
Platform Height
13.25” | 34 cm
Footboard Height
15.75” | 40 cm
Weight:
Area:

Available Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King

Materials
Walnut or white ash frame and legs, walnut or white ash veneer headboard
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1954

Drawings include:
Nelson Thin Edge Bed side elevation, side (woman lying down), front, plan

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Nelson Three-Drawer Chest
Size comparison drawing of the Nelson Thin Edge 3-Drawer Chest to an average person

The Nelson Chest with three drawers is a chest with environmentally sustainable veneers and 85% recycled materials. It was designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, where Nelson was the director from 1945-1972. The dresser is made with walnut, ash, or santos palisander veneer with solid birch drawers, and aluminum legs for a striking look.

The Nelson Three-Drawer Chest has an overall height of 28.75” (73 cm), width of 34” (86 cm), and depth of 18.5” (47 cm).

Series of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Thin Edge 3-Drawer Chest with measurements for height, width, and depth
The Three-Drawer Nelson Chest is made of environmentally sustainable veneers and 85% recycled materials. Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, where Nelson was the director from 1945-1972, the dresser is made with walnut, ash, or santos palisander veneer with birch drawers, and aluminum legs.

The Nelson Three-Drawer Chest has an overall height of 28.75” (73 cm), width of 34” (86 cm), and depth of 18.5” (47 cm).

Series of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Thin Edge 3-Drawer Chest with measurements for height, width, and depth
Nelson Three-Drawer Chest
Height:
28.75” | 73 cm
Width:
34” | 86 cm
Length:
Depth:
18.5” | 47 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Wood veneer (walnut, ash, Santos palisander); birch drawers; polished aluminum legs
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Thin Edge Three-Drawer Chest elevation (front), elevation (side), plan

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Nelson X-Leg Table
Front elevation drawing of the Nelson X-Leg Table with table lamp and books for scale

The Nelson X-Leg Table is a large multi-functional table design set on x-shaped tubular steel legs. Designed by George Nelson in 1950 as a versatile table solution that would prove equally functional for dining, working, or entertaining, the Nelson X-Leg Table is an accommodating design that can pair well with a variety of chair and decor choices.

The Nelson X-Leg Table has a width of 60” (152.4 cm), depth of 30” (76.2 cm), and overall height of 28.5” (72.4 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings with dimensions of the Nelson X-Leg Table
The Nelson X-Leg Table is a large multi-functional table design set on x-shaped tubular steel legs. Designed by George Nelson in 1950 as a versatile table solution that would prove equally functional for dining, working, or entertaining, the Nelson X-Leg Table is an accommodating table design.

The Nelson X-Leg Table has a width of 60” (152.4 cm), depth of 30” (76.2 cm), and overall height of 28.5” (72.4 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings with dimensions of the Nelson X-Leg Table
Nelson X-Leg Table
Height:
28.5” | 72 cm
Width:
60” | 152 cm
Length:
Depth:
30” | 76 cm
Weight:
Area:
12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2


Materials
Veneer or laminate top (walnut, Santos palisander, white); tubular chrome or powder-coated steel legs
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1950

Drawings include:
Nelson X-Leg Table front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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