nelson™ miniature chest 9 drawer
"The simple joy of taking an idea into one's own hands and giving it proper form, that's exciting."
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 and 4-star aluminum base. Drawers have metal knobs. Chest with pedestal has adjustable glides. Chest without pedestal has solid brass glides.