Mid century mastermind George Nelson is the man behind the incredibly unrivaled Nelson Bench and other mid century modern icons. There’s no surprise that he became one of the prime figures behind American Modernism. He’s one of the founders!
Together with Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia and the highly talented designers in his New York studio, he ushered in a novel design style that changed the way we dress our interiors forever.
While leading his studio George Nelson Associates he gifted the world the Nelson Bench, Marshmallow Sofa, both featured above, and hundreds of other designs.
Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the man whose forward thinking approach and vision led him to change the world…
Most Popular Designs
There’s way too many to name! Nelson’s body of work encompassed accessories, lighting home accessories and furniture, and included such design icons as:
- Nelson Bench
- Coconut Chair
- Bubble Lamp
- Ball Clock
- Marshmallow Sofa
About the Nelson Bench
The Nelson Bench is, hands down, Nelson’s masterpiece. Iconic and unrivaled, this beauty designed in 1946, has become a giant of mid century design. The slatted rubberwood bench has a natural or walnut veneer, while the wood legs are painted in stylish black for added depth.
Beautiful but simple, the George Nelson Bench is functional and utilitarian, while still being a piece of fine art. It has timeless appeal!
Equal parts seat and surface, the versatile bench can be used as a low table, coffee table, console, footstool, bench and end of bed bench. Influential in its form and function, this mid century masterpiece is available in two lengths.
Source: All About Interiors
We hope this info truly inspires. As you can see, both George Nelson and his unrivaled masterpiece were incredibly prolific. For a closer look at the Nelson Bench replica, visit Manhattan Home Design.
Founded by Daniel Levy, entrepreneurial success award winner according to Fox News, Manhattan Home Design has been producing coveted mid century modern furniture pieces for over a decade.