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Nelson™ Fireplace Tool Set

by George Nelson, from Herman Miller ® - Sale

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nelson™ fireplace tool set

Design George Nelson, 1951
Walnut handle, black powder-coated steel frame
Made by Herman Miller

More than a set of useful accessories for tending your fireplace, the Nelson Fireplace Tools encapsulate George Nelson's ability to create objects that achieve a sense of timelessness through their inventiveness and quality. The set of tools includes a poker, shovel, brush and floor stand. Originally produced in 1951 using cast iron with polished birch handles, these pieces have been updated for 2017 and are now available in durable powder-coated steel with walnut handles.

11.5" dia. | 35.25" h | 15 lbs.

$335.75 + free shipping


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 to 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.


nelson™ fireplace tool set

average rating: 5
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A clean sweep.
Scott, more than a month ago.
Authentic mid-century modern design at its best: beautiful, playful and useful. The entire piece is a sculpture -- as is the round brush which is not only delightful to look at, it is also highly functional allowing the corners of the fireplace to be swept clean -- something a standard issued rectangular fireplace brush cannot. Perfectly balanced in both form and function. How does it not tip when one of the three tools is removed and two remain?
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actually a good value
fireplace pete, more than a month ago.
compared to what else is out there for fire tools this is actually a good value. design integrity and quality are top notch.
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