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
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
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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
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
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
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 - 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 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 Thin Edge Bedside Table
Illustration of the Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table with books and a drinking glass for scale

The Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table is a mid-century modern bedside table with tapered aluminum legs and thin edge details around the front face drawer and shelves. Designed by George Nelson in 1952 as part of his Thin Edge Collection, the Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table has been reintroduced with sustainable and recycled materials that maintain the spirit of the original.

The Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table is 18” (45.7 cm) wide, 18 1/2” (47 cm) deep, and 23 3/4” (60.3 cm) tall.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table measuring height, width, and depth
The Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table is a mid-century bedside table with tapered aluminum legs and thin edge details around the front face. Designed by George Nelson in 1952, the design has been reintroduced with sustainable and recycled materials that maintain the spirit of the original.

The Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table is 18” (45.7 cm) wide, 18 1/2” (47 cm) deep, and 23 3/4” (60.3 cm) tall.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table measuring height, width, and depth
Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table
Height:
23.75” | 60 cm
Width:
18” | 46 cm
Length:
Depth:
18.5” | 47 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Walnut or white ash veneer and shelf, birch drawer, aluminum pulls and legs
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Thin Edge Bedside Table front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table - Round

The Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table was designed by George Nelson in 1958 and aimed to focus on the base of the table rather than the top. The legs are conducted of tapered metal giving it a sturdy feel and retro aesthetic to fit any workspace or dining setting.

The Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table (Round) has an overall height of 29.375” (74.5 cm) and diameter of 48” (121.9 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table (Round) with height and diameter dimensions
The Nelson Swag Leg Round Dining Table was designed by George Nelson in 1958 and aimed to focus on the base of the table rather than the top. The legs are conducted of tapered metal giving it a sturdy feel and retro aesthetic to fit any workspace or dining setting.

The Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table (Round) has an overall height of 29.375” (74.5 cm) and diameter of 48” (121.9 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table (Round) with height and diameter dimensions
Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table - Round
Height:
29.375” | 74.5 cm
Width:
48” | 121.9 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
48” | 121.9 cm (Diameter)
Weight:
82 lb | 37.2 kg (Package)
Area:
12.6 ft2 | 1.17 m2

Seats: 4

Materials
Walnut veneer or laminate tabletop; chrome finished steel legs; solid walnut stretchers
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1958

Drawings include:
Nelson Swag Leg Dining Table (Round) front elevation, plan

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