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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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 1/2” (227 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), headboard height of 35” (89 cm), and platform height of 13 1/4” (34 cm). The top mattress surface of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed has a typical height of 23 1/4” (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 1/2” (227 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), headboard height of 35” (89 cm), and platform height of 13 1/4” (34 cm). The top mattress surface of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed has a typical height of 23 1/4” (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:
35.0” | 89 cm
Width:
63.0” | 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 Pedestal Side Table

The Nelson Pedestal Side Table is adaptable to many spaces and uses, offering a perfect blend of form and purpose for homes and offices alike. This table accommodates everything from living room to waiting room. It incorporates the classic Nelson clean lines and sleek design, with a round top covered in laminate or veneer.

The Nelson Pedestal Side Table has an overall height of 21.5” (54.6 cm) and diameter of 17” (43.2 cm).

Pair of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Pedestal Side Table with measurements for diameter and height
The Nelson Pedestal Side Table is adaptable to many spaces and uses, offering a perfect blend of form and purpose for homes and offices alike. This table accommodates everything from living room to waiting room. It incorporates the classic Nelson clean lines and sleek design, with a round top.

The Nelson Pedestal Side Table has an overall height of 21.5” (54.6 cm) and diameter of 17” (43.2 cm).

Pair of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Pedestal Side Table with measurements for diameter and height
Nelson Pedestal Side Table
Height:
21.5” | 54.6 cm
Width:
17” | 43.2 cm
Length:
Depth:
17” | 43.2 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polished or white powder-coated aluminum base; MDF top with white ash, maple, white laminate, or palisander veneer
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1954

Drawings include:
Nelson Pedestal Side Table front elevation, plan

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Nelson Daybed - Side Bolster

The Nelson Daybed with side bolsters is built with detail attention to fit many settings such as homes and offices by bringing multi-functional sophistication. With the side bolster, you can transition from elegant seating to a lightweight bed, ideal for relaxation, reading, and a full night's rest in modern living.

The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster has an overall height of 27.25” (69 cm), width of 75” (191 cm) and depth of 33” (84 cm). The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster has a seat height of 15.25” (39 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster with height, width, depth and seat height measurements
The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolsters is built with detail attention to fit many settings such as homes and offices by bringing multi-functional sophistication. With the side bolster, you can transition from elegant seating to a lightweight bed, ideal for relaxation, reading, and rest.

The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster has an overall height of 27.25” (69 cm), width of 75” (191 cm) and depth of 33” (84 cm). The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster has a seat height of 15.25” (39 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster with height, width, depth and seat height measurements
Nelson Daybed - Side Bolster
Height:
27.25” | 69 cm
Width:
75” | 191 cm
Length:
Depth:
33” | 84 cm
Seat Height
15.25” | 39 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid walnut or white ash frame and legs; high density foam cushions
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1950

Drawings include:
Nelson Daybed - Side Bolster front elevation, side, plan

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Nelson Platform Bench
Drawing of a woman sitting on the Nelson Platform bench for scale comparison

The Nelson Platform Bench is a multi-functional rectangular midcentury bench that can be used as seating, as a table, or a platform base as necessary. Designed by George Nelson in 1946, the Nelson Platform Bench is constructed using finger-jointed solid maple or walnut connections for additional strength. A design variation with metal legs is also available.

The Nelson Platform Bench is set on trapezoidal legs and comes in three lengths: a short bench of 48” (121.9 cm), mid-sized at 60” (152.4 cm), and a long length of 72” (182.9 cm). The bench has a height of 14” (35.6 cm) with a depth of 18.5” (47 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelsen Platform Bench with measurements on the front, side, and plan views
The Nelson Platform Bench is a multi-functional rectangular midcentury bench that can be used as seating, as a table, or a platform base as necessary.

The Nelson Platform Bench is set on trapezoidal legs and comes in three lengths: a short bench of 48” (121.9 cm), mid-sized at 60” (152.4 cm), and a long length of 72” (182.9 cm). The bench has a height of 14” (35.6 cm) with a depth of 18.5” (47 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelsen Platform Bench with measurements on the front, side, and plan views
Nelson Platform Bench
Height:
14” | 36 cm
Width:
Length:
48"-72” | 122-183 cm
Depth:
18.5” | 47 cm
Weight:
Area:

Length (Small): 48.0” | 122 cm
Length (Medium): 60.0” | 152 cm
Length (Large): 72.0” | 183 cm

Materials
Maple or walnut slats, ebonized maple legs
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1946

Drawings include:
Nelson Platform Bench front elevation, front (woman sitting), side, plan, front/plan (long), front/plan (short)

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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:
60.0” | 152 cm
Length:
Depth:
30.0” | 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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