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Nelson™ X-leg Table

by George Nelson, from Herman Miller ®

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nelson™ x-leg table

Design George Nelson, 1950
Tubular steel, veneer, laminate
Made by Herman Miller

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

Over sixty years after its original introduction in 1950, the elegant, versatile X-Leg table by George Nelson is again available from Herman Miller. In many ways, the X-Leg table was the first multi-use table designed by the Nelson Office: it was first promoted as a dining table as well as a work surface. Designed to function in almost any setting, it easily balances everything from dining to working to relaxing. The table similarly pairs with a variety of chair styles, from classic Eames offerings to modern designs.

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 X-Leg table is offered in a variety of sizes, top surfaces and base finish options.

30" or 36" d | 60", 72" or 84" w | 28.5" h | top: .786" thick

$1,895.00 + 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.





nelson™ x-leg table

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Functional and gorgeous modern table for multiple uses
Casey, more than a month ago.
I'm using this table in my den as a work table next to my desk, but it would also work great as a dining room table. Incredibly sturdy and well made, its minimalist nature might obscure how well designed it actually is, coming from one of modernism's masters. The build quality is excellent, and I particularly like the many lengths that are available, helping to aid in the perfect fit for the intended purpose. I adore this table.
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