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With architecture and fine art degrees from Yale University, George Nelson was an American industrial designer and widely accepted as one of the founders of American Modernism, along with Charles and Ray Eames. He also paved the way for European Modernist designers to become famous in the United States.

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GEORGE NELSON (1908-1986)
GEORGE NELSON (1908-1986) A LOUNGE CHAIR WITH SIDE TRAY, MODEL 5071, DESIGNED 1955 manufactured b...
Feb 13, 2018
Large Midcentury George Nelson Style Spike Clock.
Description: Metal frame with gold and black spikes. From a Harrison, NY home. - Dimensions: 33NU...
Apr 23, 2017
Midcentury George Nelson; Herman Miller Dining Set
Description: Includes a set of four dining chairs with cane. Together with a dining table. From a...
Apr 23, 2017
George Nelson; Herman Miller Thin Edge Chest.
Description: Large Thin Edge Chest with porcleain pulls, drawers and doors on chrome legs. With o...
Apr 23, 2017
GEORGE NELSON; HOWARD MILLER
Description: Built-in wall clock, mounted on original cardboard, complete with installation instr...
Apr 08, 2017
GEORGE NELSON; HERMAN MILLER
Description: Five piece dining set: extension table and four chairs, two arm-, two side, Zeeland,...
Apr 08, 2017
George Nelson (American, 1908-1986), HERMAN MILLER, a side table
Description: George Nelson (American, 1908-1986) HERMAN MILLER a side table black laminate and...
Apr 07, 2017
George Nelson / Howard Miller, 'Bubble' Standing Lamp
Description: Painted metal, plastic; marked.  29 x 25 in. diam. Categories: 20th Century Design C...
Mar 24, 2017
Miller/Nelson Floor Lamp
Description: Herman Miller/George Nelson NULLCigar BubbleNULL floor lamp, nickel brushed base wit...
Mar 19, 2017
Midcentury George Nelson; Herman Miller End Tables
Description: With T-Pulls and one door over one drawer. Tapered and squared legs. Labeled to draw...
Mar 05, 2017
George Nelson Mid century built in wall clock.
Description: A Howard Miller mid century modern built-in wall clock designed by George Nelson, wi...
Jan 28, 2017
GEORGE NELSON; HERMAN MILLER Home-Office desk
Description: GEORGE NELSON (1908 - 1986)HERMAN MILLERHome-Office desk (no. 4658), Zeeland, MI, 19...
Jan 24, 2017
GEORGE NELSON; HERMAN MILLER Seven-bay CSS
Description: GEORGE NELSON (1908 - 1986) HERMAN MILLER Seven-bay Comprehensive Storage System (CS...
Jan 22, 2017
GEORGE NELSON; HERMAN MILLER Home-Office desk
Description: GEORGE NELSON (1908 - 1986)HERMAN MILLERHome-Office desk (no. 4658), Zeeland, MI, 19...
Jan 22, 2017
GEORGE NELSON; HERMAN MILLER Pair of nightstands
Description: GEORGE NELSON (1908 - 1986)HERMAN MILLERPair of nightstands, Zeeland, MI, 1950s Waln...
Jan 21, 2017
GEORGE NELSON; HERMAN MILLER Three-bay CSS
Description: GEORGE NELSON (1908 - 1986)HERMAN MILLERThree-bay Comprehensive Storage System (CSS)...
Jan 21, 2017
George Nelson Bitossi Meridian Wall Clock
Description: George Nelson (American, 1908-1986),   Bitossi Ceramiche (Italian, founded 1871), Ho...
Jan 16, 2017
George Nelson Chrome & Laminate Desk
Description: George Nelson (American, 1908-1986) for Herman Miller (American, founded 1923), mid ...
Jan 16, 2017
GEORGE NELSON IRON DESIGN FIRESTARTER
Description: GEORGE NELSON, IRON DESIGN FIRESTARTER, H 11 1/2NULL, DIA 6NULL:Having a bulbous cas...
Jan 13, 2017

In collaboration with Herman Miller Inc., and later with his own company George Nelson Associates Inc., he signed his name under many iconic designs of the 20th century. He earned his degree in architecture in 1928. During his final year at Yale, Nelson was hired by the architecture firm Adams and Prentice as a drafter. Meanwhile he got his second bachelor degree from Yale, in Fine Arts, in 1931. He won the prestigious Rome Prize: a year of architecture study with a good allowance and accommodation in a palace in Rome. During his time in Rome, Nelson interviewed the modernist designers all over Europe, and got his articles published in the American Pencil Points magazine. Through his articles, he introduced the work of Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Gio Ponti to North America.

George Nelson is one of the names behind now mainstream ideas such as open-plan houses, storage walls and family rooms, which he introduced in his book “Tomorrow’s House”. In 1944, the director of the Herman Miller Furniture Company, D. J. Depree was so impressed by the aesthetic eye and innovative ideas of Nelson that he employed him as the design director of Herman Miller, despite his lack of experience as a designer. However, Nelson proved to be the right choice by bringing design geniuses such as Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi to Herman Miller. Meanwhile he formed his own company in New York, George Nelson & Associates, where he, along with his team of designers, designed iconic furniture such as the Marshmallow Sofa, the Coconut Chair, the Ball Clock, the Bubble Lamp series and many other sought after designs. During his supervision, Herman Miller Inc. produced “Action Office II”, now known as the “Office Cubicle”, designed by Robert Propst. However, George Nelson expressed his discontent with the design stating it is a “dehumanizing” system that “creates corporate zombies, the walking dead, the silent majority. A large market." He was right, especially on the large market part: By 2005, total sales of the design reached $ 5 billion. George Nelson retired after closing his studio in the mid-1980s. He died in New York City in 1986.