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George Nelson™ Pedestal Stool

by George Nelson, from Herman Miller ®

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george nelson™ pedestal stool

Design George Nelson, 1954
Aluminum, foam, upholstery
Made by Herman Miller

"Total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything." -George Nelson

Unapologetically playful and gracefully supported by a sculpted, tapered base, George Nelson's vibrant Pedestal Stool is a welcome reissue of its original 1954 design. The stool shifts effortlessly from everyday spaces to formal settings, with a compact size that allows it to fit into tighter spaces or to be grouped together in a larger environment to add color, interest, and utility.

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.

16" h | base: 19.5" dia. | seat cushion: 15" dia. | 3" h

$845.00 + free 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.




george nelson™ pedestal stool

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Richard, more than a month ago.
I ordered the George Nelson stool with the polished aluminum base and black MCL leather seat. It is a very simple and clean design with a high build quality. I recommend the leather over the fabric. Herman Miller made a shipping error and sent me a white based stool with a fabric seat, so I had a chance to check it out. The fabric is... less than desirable. The correct stool arrived a few weeks later, and I am certainly glad that I had ordered the leather. If in doubt, request a fabric sample before placing your order.
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