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Nelson Pedestal Side Table

by George Nelson, from Herman Miller ®

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nelson pedestal side table

Design George Nelson™, 1954
Laminate, veneer or stone top, four-star metal base
Made by Herman Miller

"The simple joy of taking an idea into one's own hands and giving it proper form, that's exciting."
-George Nelson

The George Nelson tables reflect the clean lines and pleasing balance of style and function that characterize all his furniture creations. The tables are available in different sizes to coordinate with other furniture pieces, serving as a spot for flowers, a small lamp, or a coffee mug.

Herman Miller founder D.J. DePree saw an article in a 1945 Life magazine featuring George Nelson's Storagewall unit, which was causing a sensation in the furniture industry. He was so impressed that he paid a visit to Nelson in New York and convinced him to be his director of design, which spurred Nelson to found his design firm, George Nelson & Associates. The warm personal and professional relationship between Nelson and DePree yielded a stunning range of products, from the playful Marshmallow Sofa to the first L-shaped desk, a precursor of today's workstation.

The Nelson pedestal side table is available in two height options and features either veneer, marble or laminate tops. The laminate or veneer tops have a maple edge and the stone tops have a knife edge. Each table has a sculpted, tapered pedestal base and offered in your choice of finish options.

small end table: 17" dia. | 21.5" or 26" h

$795.00 + plus shipping
(usually ships in 25-40 business days)
George Nelson

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
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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Janice, more than a month ago.
We ordered a 21.5” and a 26” table with the chrome base and the black laminate top with the natural ash edge. We were pleased with the order process and Hive’s communication regarding our order. The delivery time was as expected.
We love the design and size of the tables.
The bad is just as the previous reviewer posted, the table top is just particle board. Very disappointing ! Not at all what we expected from Herman Miller. The description should disclose this. My guess is that if people knew it was just particle board they would never pay that kind of money for them.
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Richard, more than a month ago.
I purchased the George Nelson side table with the polished aluminum base and the black laminate top with the Santos Palisander edge. It works well with my Eames lounge chair and ottoman in Palisander. The aluminum table base is the better part of the table. The top is made of particleboard with a basic black laminate top surface, and an edge banding of Santos Palisander that is about 3/8" high. Below the edge banding is a beveled cut all the way around, to give the table top a thinner appearance. The bevel cut has no finish to it, it is raw particle board. From a standing position by the table, you will not see this. When seated next to the table, you will. The table top should have been constructed of plywood (the quality of plywood used for the Eames lounge chair), or of solid wood (like walnut or cherry) with either a finished wood top or laminate. The actual cost factor to build it like that is quite minimal when considering the price, and would push up the quality level to match the base.
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