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nelson miniature chest 6 drawer

by George Nelson from Herman Miller ®

nelson miniature chest 6 drawer

Design George Nelson™, 1952
Solid wood, laminate top, metal base & pulls
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

Japan had a profound effect on George Nelson. During his first trip to Tokyo in 1951 and several more that decade, Nelson became fascinated with all things Japanese. That influence is evident in the 1952 design of his miniature chests. Reminiscent of tansu, cabinets with many small drawers used for storing a variety of items, the Nelson miniature chests provide wonderful little places to keep things. An interesting addition to nearly any room-whether at home or the office-these chests embody what Nelson appreciated most in Japanese design: "a sense of fitness in the relationship between hand, material, use, and shape." -George Nelson

Each drawer is hand-fitted by cabinetmakers to ensure proper alignment so the wood-on-wood glides work smoothly. Each model has a drawer with dividers to organize and store small items. True to the original design, the chest body and drawers come in walnut, white ash or teak wood with laminate on the top surface and 4-star aluminum base. Drawers have metal knobs. Chest with pedestal has adjustable glides. Chest without pedestal has solid brass glides.

six-drawer chest without pedestal base: 30.25" w | 13" d | 6" h
six-drawer chest with four-star pedestal base: 30.25" w | 13" d | 26.25" h
Ships partially assembled; pulls & base (if applicable) need to be attached.

$2,855.00 + plus shipping
average rating: 5

George Nelson

George Nelson was a founder of Mid-Century American Modernism and a prolific designer. While Design Director for Herman Miller, Nelson & associates created modern icons such as the bubble lamp and the ball clock.
Herman Miller is synonymous with modern designer furniture. Creative director George Nelson recruited contemporaries Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and Noguchi to create a legendary furniture collection.


nelson miniature chest 6 drawer

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