Herman Miller Nelson Coconut Chair
designed by George Nelson
At A Glance:
Originally introduced by Herman Miller in 1955, the Nelson Coconut Chair is a 20th century icon. It has a simple, striking shape, and it's also an extremely comfortable place to unwind, in a private office or lounge. With its shallow sides and inviting curves, the chair is designed to let you sit in any position and move with ease. The one-piece foam rubber, leather-upholstered cushion provides comfort and classic good looks.
What's To Like:
The contours of George Nelson's Coconut chair invite you to surround yourself in comfort. In his 1956 design statement for the Coconut Chair, Nelson said it "was developed to give lounge seating comfort together with great freedom of movement." A chair designed to look like a section of a coconut shell wasn't a stretch for someone who said, "... total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything." The Nelson Coconut Chair offers shapely comfort anyone can relate to. It's like a sculpture that doubles as a resting place.
The Bottom Line:
The Coconut chair is completely true to George Nelson's original design, materials, and detailing. With the unique shell design, he accomplished his goal of providing comfortable and attractive lounge seating that gives freedom of movement so that people can sit in just about any position they choose.
- Overall: 33" h x 40" w x 34" d
- Molded plastic shell
- One-piece foam rubber padding with leather upholstery
- Three-leg chromed steel base
- Plastic glides for hard floor or carpet
- Stock Leather
Chromium free and from Austria, this stock Herman Miller leather is a winner. With a matte, soft feel, this is the most popular leather used on Herman Miller upholstered items.
The Herman Miller Nelson Coconut Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 5569.
Molded plastic shell sits atop a three-leg chromed steel base with glides. Chair is one-piece foam rubber with leather upholstery.
Overall: 33" h x 40" w x 34" d