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.

George Nelson Guides
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9.45” | 24 cm (Diameter)
9.45” | 24 cm (Diameter)
2.5” | 6.4 cm
2.26 lb | 1.03 kg
1950
Nelson Asterisk Clock
24.000
24.000
6.400
1.030
1950.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/ZIymM
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Nelson Asterisk ClockPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Asterisk ClockPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Asterisk Clock
13" | 33 cm (Diameter)
13" | 33 cm (Diameter)
2.25” | 5.7 cm
3 lb | 1.36 kg
1949
Nelson Ball Clock
33.000
33.000
5.700
1.360
1949.00
350
https://p3d.in/e/nDKM4
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Nelson Ball ClockView of the Nelson Ball Clock in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Ball Clock in 3D available for download
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
https://p3d.in/e/4LFrx
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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
https://p3d.in/e/X6dNh
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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
https://p3d.in/e/ybUDc
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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
https://p3d.in/e/8eDGH
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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
https://p3d.in/e/Zcnwu
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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
https://p3d.in/e/MEYek
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3D
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
https://p3d.in/e/Pu3np
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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
13.39” | 34 cm
29.92” | 76 cm
2.76” | 7 cm
4.41 lb | 2 kg
1957
Nelson Eye Clock
34.000
76.000
7.000
2.000
1957.00
60
https://p3d.in/e/oJ2mW
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Nelson Eye Clock3D model of the Nelson Eye Clock viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Eye Clock viewed in perspective
52.5”-57.5" | 133 -146 cm
1952
Nelson Pear Floor Lamps
146.000
1952.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/AQHyS
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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
https://p3d.in/e/maERm
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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
https://p3d.in/e/m7XiN
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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
17.72” | 45 cm (Diameter)
17.72” | 45 cm (Diameter)
1.18” | 3 cm
2.21 lb | 1 kg
1957
Nelson Petal Clock
45.000
45.000
3.000
1.000
1957.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/rCfmD
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Nelson Petal ClockPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Petal ClockPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Petal Clock
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
https://p3d.in/e/fxLNU
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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
16.93” | 43 cm (Diameter)
16.93” | 43 cm (Diameter)
4” | 10.2 cm
2.21 lb | 1 kg
1961
Nelson Polygon Clock
43.000
43.000
10.200
1.000
1961.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/rIEkK
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Nelson Polygon ClockView of the Nelson Polygon Clock in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Polygon Clock in 3D available for download
13.39” | 34 cm (Diameter)
13.39” | 34 cm (Diameter)
2.36” | 6 cm
2.26 lb | 1.03 kg
1957
Nelson Popsicle Clock
34.000
34.000
6.000
1.030
1957.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/2Sfag
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Nelson Popsicle Clock3D model of the Nelson Popsicle Clock viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Popsicle Clock viewed in perspective
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
https://p3d.in/e/Ilm04
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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
22.84” | 58 cm (Diameter)
22.84” | 58 cm (Diameter)
2.36” | 6 cm
8.89 lb | 4.03 kg
1957
Nelson Spindle Clock
58.000
58.000
6.000
4.030
1957.00
40
https://p3d.in/e/tFbw5
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Nelson Spindle ClockPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Spindle ClockPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Spindle Clock
23.62” | 60 cm (Diameter)
23.62” | 60 cm (Diameter)
2.76” | 7 cm
15.43 lb | 7 kg
1955
Nelson Star Clock
60.000
60.000
7.000
7.000
1955.00
30
https://p3d.in/e/WSs3s
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Nelson Star ClockView of the Nelson Star Clock in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Star Clock in 3D available for download
18.9” | 48 cm (Diameter)
18.9” | 48 cm (Diameter)
2.76” | 7 cm
4.41 lb | 2 kg
1949
Nelson Sunburst Clock
48.000
48.000
7.000
2.000
1949.00
150
https://p3d.in/e/eFmNF
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Nelson Sunburst Clock3D model of the Nelson Sunburst Clock viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Sunburst Clock viewed in perspective
29.13” | 74 cm (Diameter)
29.13” | 74 cm (Diameter)
2.76” | 7 cm
19.84 lb | 9 kg
1958
Nelson Sunflower Clock
74.000
74.000
7.000
9.000
1958.00
100
https://p3d.in/e/E7xoA
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Nelson Sunflower ClockPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Sunflower ClockPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nelson Sunflower Clock
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
https://p3d.in/e/CvhLm
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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
https://p3d.in/e/F8kEh
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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
https://p3d.in/e/0xZ7s
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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
https://p3d.in/e/ypbq2
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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
29.92” | 76 cm (Diameter)
29.92” | 76 cm (Diameter)
2.76” | 7 cm
17.64 lb | 8 kg
1957
Nelson Turbine Clock
76.000
76.000
7.000
8.000
1957.00
40
https://p3d.in/e/gRmg3
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Nelson Turbine ClockView of the Nelson Turbine Clock in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Turbine Clock 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
https://p3d.in/e/Pf87u
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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 Daybed

The Nelson Daybed is a design inspiration from George Nelson ideal for small spaces for relaxation and out-of-town accommodation of guests. The mix of sofa and bed makes it excellent for multipurpose use. It has got enough space below and above enabling you to assume any position.

The Nelson Daybed has an overall height of 15.25” (39 cm), width of 75” (191 cm) and depth of 33” (84 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Nelson Daybed with height, width, depth, and seat height dimensions
The Nelson Daybed is a design inspiration from George Nelson ideal for small spaces for relaxation and out-of-town accommodation of guests. The mix of sofa and bed makes it excellent for multipurpose use. It has got enough space below and above enabling you to assume any position.

The Nelson Daybed has an overall height of 15.25” (39 cm), width of 75” (191 cm) and depth of 33” (84 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Nelson Daybed with height, width, depth, and seat height dimensions
Nelson Daybed
Height:
15.25” | 39 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 front elevation, side, plan

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Nelson Spindle Clock
Set of drawings comparing the size of Nelson Spindle Clock and other similar wall clocks

The Nelson Spindle Clock embodies a timeless design adequate for a range of interior spaces. The Nelson Spindle Clock is part of the collection of more than 150 clocks designed for the Howard Miller Clock Company. The Nelson Spindle Clock was designed by George Nelson for Vitra and is manufactured from walnut, brass, and plastic.

The Nelson Spindle Clock has an overall diameter of 22.84” (58 cm) and depth of 2.36” (6 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Spindle Clock labeled with diameter and depth
The Nelson Spindle Clock embodies a timeless design adequate for a range of interior spaces. The Nelson Spindle Clock is part of the collection of more than 150 clocks designed for the Howard Miller Clock Company. The Nelson Spindle Clock was designed by George Nelson for Vitra.

The Nelson Spindle Clock has an overall diameter of 22.84” (58 cm) and depth of 2.36” (6 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Spindle Clock labeled with diameter and depth
Nelson Spindle Clock
Height:
22.84” | 58 cm (Diameter)
Width:
22.84” | 58 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
2.36” | 6 cm
Weight:
8.89 lb | 4.03 kg
Area:
Materials
Walnut face; brass details; plastic arms
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1957

Drawings include:
Nelson Spindle Clock front elevation, side, plan

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Nelson Turbine Clock
Collection of drawings of Nelson Turbine Clock compared to other similar wall clocks

The Nelson Turbine Clock embraces a design that resembles a turbine shape giving it a unique and elegant design. The Nelson Turbine Clock is one of the 150 clocks which were sold from 1949 to the 1980s. The Nelson Turbine Clock was designed by George Nelson for Vitra and is manufactured from brass, aluminum, and lacquered metal.

The Nelson Turbine Clock has an overall diameter of 29.92” (76 cm) and depth of 2.76” (7 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nelson Turbine Clock with diameter and depth dimensions
The Nelson Turbine Clock embraces a design that resembles a turbine shape giving it a unique and elegant design. The Nelson Turbine Clock is one of the 150 clocks which were sold from 1949 to the 1980s. The Nelson Turbine Clock was designed by George Nelson for Vitra and is manufactured from brass.

The Nelson Turbine Clock has an overall diameter of 29.92” (76 cm) and depth of 2.76” (7 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nelson Turbine Clock with diameter and depth dimensions
Nelson Turbine Clock
Height:
29.92” | 76 cm (Diameter)
Width:
29.92” | 76 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
2.76” | 7 cm
Weight:
17.64 lb | 8 kg
Area:
Materials
Brass spokes; aluminum frame; lacquered metal
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1957

Drawings include:
Nelson Turbine Clock front elevation, side, plan

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Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table
Size comparison diagram of the Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table compared to other similar designs

The Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table has a neutral design that allows it to be highly adaptable to many spaces and various uses. Its design integrates clean lines with an elegant simplicity that can display books or vases. The Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table was designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller.

The Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table has an overall height of 16” (40.6 cm) and diameter of 28.5” (72.4 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table has a neutral design that allows it to be highly adaptable to many spaces and various uses. Its design integrates clean lines with an elegant simplicity that can display books or vases. The Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table was designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller.

The Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table has an overall height of 16” (40.6 cm) and diameter of 28.5” (72.4 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table with height, width, and depth dimensions
Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table
Height:
16” | 40.6 cm
Width:
28.5” | 72.4 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
28.5” | 72.4 cm (Diameter)
Weight:
Area:
4.43 ft2 | .41 m2
Materials
MDF tabletop with laminate or veneer finish; polished or powder-coated aluminum base
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1954

Drawings include:
Nelson Pedestal Coffee Table front elevation, side, plan

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Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps
Illustration of a single Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp

The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped 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 Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes from small to x-large.

The small Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp has a diameter of 17.5” (44.5 cm) and height of 7” (18 cm). The medium pendant has a diameter of 25” (63.5 cm) and height of 10” (25 cm). The large pendant has a diameter of 35” (89 cm) and height of 14” (36 cm). The x-large pendant has a diameter of 50” (127 cm) and height of 22” (56 cm). The small, medium, and large Nelson Saucer Pendant lamps have a cord length of 6’ (1.83 m), while the x-large lamps have a length of 9’ (2.7 m).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp with variations for small, medium, large and x-large sizes
The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes from small to x-large.

The small Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp has a diameter of 17.5” (44.5 cm) and height of 7” (18 cm). The medium pendant has a diameter of 25” (63.5 cm) and height of 10” (25 cm). The large pendant has a diameter of 35” (89 cm) and height of 14” (36 cm). The x-large pendant has a diameter of 50” (127 cm) and height of 22” (56 cm). The small, medium, and large Nelson Saucer Pendant lamps have a cord length of 6’ (1.83 m), while the x-large lamps have a length of 9’ (2.7 m).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp with variations for small, medium, large and x-large sizes
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps
Height:
7”-22” | 18-56 cm
Width:
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
Length:
Depth:
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
Weight:
Area:

Small:
Diameter: 17.5” | 44.5 cm
Height: 7” | 18 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 25” | 63.5 cm
Height: 10” | 25 cm

Large:
Diameter: 35” | 89 cm
Height: 14” | 36 cm

X-Large:
Diameter: 50” | 127 cm
Height: 22” | 56 cm

Cord Length: 6’ | 1.83 m (Small-Large), 9’ | 2.7 m (XL)
Bulb: LED, CFL, incandescent E26, 60W Small (Max) - 150W Large (Max)

Materials
Plastic polymer, steel frame
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large), side (x-large)

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