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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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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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
3D
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 Popsicle Clock
Scale illustrations of Nelson Popsicle Clock and other related wall clock sizes

The Nelson Popsicle Clock receives its name from the popular American treat, the popsicle, as its design elements resemble it. The Nelson Popsicle Clock pairs contrasting materials and is part of a collection of more than 150 clocks. The Nelson Popsicle Clock was designed by George Nelson from Vitra and is produced from walnut.

The Nelson Popsicle Clock has an overall diameter of 13.39” (34 cm) and depth of 2.36” (6 cm).

Series of measured drawings of the Nelson Popsicle Clock labeled with diameter and depth
The Nelson Popsicle Clock receives its name from the popular American treat, the popsicle, as its design elements resemble it. The Nelson Popsicle Clock pairs contrasting materials and is part of a collection of more than 150 clocks. The Nelson Popsicle Clock was designed by George Nelson.

The Nelson Popsicle Clock has an overall diameter of 13.39” (34 cm) and depth of 2.36” (6 cm).

Series of measured drawings of the Nelson Popsicle Clock labeled with diameter and depth
Nelson Popsicle Clock
Height:
13.39” | 34 cm (Diameter)
Width:
13.39” | 34 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
2.36” | 6 cm
Weight:
2.26 lb | 1.03 kg
Area:
Materials
Walnut face; brass details
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1957

Drawings include:
Nelson Popsicle Clock front elevation, side, 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 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 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 Ball Clock
Collection of drawings of Nelson Ball Clock compared to other similar wall clocks

The Nelson Ball Clock comes in a variety of different colors and keeps things weird with its unique “sunray” like design. The Nelson Ball Clock has 12 different rods coming out around it where the hour hand goes, with a ball on the end of each one. The hour and minute hands still tick away around the Nelson Ball Clock, keeping consumers on time for daily tasks.

The Nelson Ball Clock has an overall diameter of 13" (33 cm) and depth of 2.25” (5.7 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nelson Ball Clock with height and width dimensions
The Nelson Ball Clock comes in a variety of different colors and keeps things weird with its unique “sunray” like design. The Nelson Ball Clock has 12 different rods coming out around it where the hour hand goes, with a ball on the end of each one. The hour and minute hands still tick away.

The Nelson Ball Clock has an overall diameter of 13" (33 cm) and depth of 2.25” (5.7 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Nelson Ball Clock with height and width dimensions
Nelson Ball Clock
Height:
13" | 33 cm (Diameter)
Width:
13" | 33 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Weight:
3 lb | 1.36 kg
Area:
Materials
Wood balls; metal arms and frame
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1949

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

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