george nelson bench cushion

george nelson bench cushion

george nelson bench cushion

Design George Nelson™, 1946
Upholstery, polyurethane foam, velcro
Made by Herman Miller®

George Nelson designed the first version of his Platform Bench to discourage visitors to his New York office from staying too long. He figured that having to sit on a slatted bench would be uncomfortable enough to drive people he didn't want to see away. It didn't work. People liked the bench, and they stayed. But if you want to make sure people sit on your Nelson Platform Bench, this handsome cushion will do the trick.

The Platform Bench Cushion is available in two widths-24 and 36 inches. It attaches to the bench with Velcro® fasteners attached to straps that fit around the bench slats. The cushion is made of a single piece of polyurethane foam, for superior comfort and durability.

Available in a variety of leather colors or you can have your cushion in one of three mid-century felt upholstery colors-orange crush, chartreuse, or berry blue.

24" cushion: 24" w | 18.5" d | 1.5" h
36" cushion: 36" w | 18.5" d | 1.5" h

24" cushion only: $349.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 20 business days)

George Nelson

George Nelson (1908–1986) was an American industrial designer, and one of the founders of American Modernism. While Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company, both Nelson, and his design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc., designed much of the 20th century's most iconic modernist furniture. George Nelson attended Yale University, not originally intending become an architect. He happened upon the architecture school while ducking into the building to get out of the rain, and was impressed by an exhibition inside. He graduated with a degree in architecture in 1928. During his final year at Yale, Nelson was hired by the architecture firm Adams and Prentice as a drafter.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
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