Nelson Cabinet with Door by Herman Miller
designed by George Nelson
At A Glance:
The Nelson Basic Cabinet Series' versatility is highlighted in this simple cabinet with one door. Just one piece of the Basic Cabinet Series, the cabinet can be mounted on the Platform Bench or be placed on the floor if wood legs are chosen. One shelf rests behind the door for you to stash things within. The simple construction and optional wood legs express George Nelson's fascination with the Japanese culture and their design aesthetic. Choose from rift-sawn natural oak or light brown walnut veneers to suit your taste.
George Nelson's vision was a living space full of things that had purpose and place but were flexible enough to change. In 1955 he stated, "People today no longer inhabit large houses with large rooms ... furniture has to fit these new dimensions comfortably and gracefully. Moreover, it has to be flexible." He created the Basic Cabinet Series in that spirit, and it has now been re-introduced by Herman Miller after being out of production since 1958.
What's To Like:
The simple, Japanese-inspired lines of this cabinet give it a serene presence in your home - unlike furniture with more ornamentation, it's able to blend in anywhere you place it. The only time it'll draw attention to itself is when you use it; that's when you'll notice how well-crafted it is.
The Bottom Line:
The Nelson Basic Cabinet Series simply reminds us that less is more, and that Herman Miller makes some of the finest furniture out there. Despite its price, the Nelson Cabinet with Door is no exception. It's versatile, sturdy, and built to heirloom-quality standards.
- Overall: 16.5" h (22" h with legs) x 19" w x 18.5" d
- Exquisite touches such as turned aluminum alloy door pull
- Rich veneers add warmth and beauty
- Can be mounted on the Nelson Platform Bench or choose wood legs to rest it on the floor
The Herman Miller Nelson Cabinet is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: BC1618.C, BC1618.D.
Wood veneer cabinet; turned aluminum alloy door pull
Overall: 16.5" h (22" h with legs) x 19" w x 18.5" d