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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
George Nelson (1908-1986) Gate-leg Table
Description: George Nelson (1908-1986) Gate-leg Table Walnut No. 4656, Herman Miller, United S...
Dec 15, 2016
Pair of George Nelson (1908-1996) Adjustable Tray Tables
Description: Pair of George Nelson (1908-1996) Adjustable Tray Tables Ash, steel Model 4950, man...
Dec 15, 2016
Collection of Mid Century Modern Style Miniature Room Furnishings
Description: Collection of Mid Century Modern Style Miniature Room Furnishings and Accessories: C...
Dec 10, 2016
GEORGE NELSON; HERMAN MILLER
Description: Slat bench, Zeeland, MI, 1970s Birch, ebonized wood Unmarked 14NULL x 60NULL x 18 1/...
Dec 03, 2016
STYLE OF GEORGE NELSON
Description: Slat bench, 2000s Enameled wood Unmarked 13 1/2NULL x 71NULL x 18 1/2NULL Categories...
Dec 03, 2016
L. PONTOPPIDAN; GEORGE NELSON/ HERMAN MILLER
Description: Pair of benches and coffee table, Denmark/Zeeland, MI, 1950s-1960s Teak, Birch, leat...
Dec 03, 2016
STYLE OF GEORGE NELSON
Description: Slat bench, 2000s Enameled wood Unmarked 13 1/2NULL x 71NULL x 18 1/2NULL Categories...
Dec 03, 2016
GEORGE NELSON; HERMAN MILLER
Description: Sling sofa, Zeeland, MI, 1950s Chromed steel, plastic, leather Manufacturer label 29...
Dec 03, 2016
STYLE OF GEORGE NELSON
Description: Slat bench, 2000s Enameled wood Unmarked 13 1/2NULL x 71NULL x 18 1/2NULL Categories...
Dec 03, 2016
Two designer chairs
Description: Two designer chairs, George Nelson style steel frame lounge chair along with Warren ...
Nov 20, 2016
George Nelson steel frame cabinet by Herman Miller
Description: George Nelson steel frame cabinet by Herman Miller, single drawer over double slidin...
Nov 20, 2016
Vintage George Nelson Coffee Table
Description: probably by Herman Miller, mid 20th century, unmarked, pull out drawers with removab...
Nov 19, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, a BCS tall 6 drawer chest
Description: George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER a BCS tall 6 drawer chest wood with me...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, a large rectangular dining table
Description: George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER a large rectangular dining table white...
Nov 15, 2016
* George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1946, a slat bench, model number 4693
Description: * George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1946 a slat bench, model number ...
Nov 15, 2016
* George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1959, a CSS (Comprehensive Storage System) wall unit
Description: * George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1959 a CSS (Comprehensive Stor...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1950s, a Thin Edge dresser
Description: George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1950s a Thin Edge dresser wood ...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HOWARD MILLER CLOCK COMPANY, 1952-1953, Spike Wall Clock, model 2202
Description: George Nelson and Associates HOWARD MILLER CLOCK COMPANY, 1952-1953 Spike Wall Clo...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson (American, 1908-1986), HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1948, a pair of easy chairs, model 4688
Description: George Nelson (American, 1908-1986) HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1948 a pair of easy chair...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1945, a slat bench, model number 4692
Description: George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1945 a slat bench, model number ...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, a bookshelf, having one shelf
Description: George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER a bookshelf, having one shelf Height 3...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1945, a slat bench, model number 4692
Description: George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1945 a slat bench, model number ...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1960, a serving cart
Description: George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1960 a serving cart white lamin...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1956, an Executive Office Group desk, 7230L, and return, 6742
Description: George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER, CIRCA 1956 an Executive Office Group d...
Nov 15, 2016
George Nelson and Associates, HERMAN MILLER, a low desk
Description: George Nelson and Associates HERMAN MILLER a low desk white laminate top with met...
Nov 15, 2016
Midcentury George Nelson for Herman Miller
Description: Cabinet. Two door cabinet designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. From a Hudson...
Nov 06, 2016
Midcentury George Nelson Thin Edge Side Table.
Description: Open front cabinet with white painted interior. Chrome legs. Unmarked, refinished. F...
Nov 06, 2016
Early George Nelson; Herman Miller Dining Set.
Description: Includes a midcentury dining table with block legs and two interior leaves. Together...
Nov 06, 2016
Midcentury Set of George Nelson for Herman Miller.
Description: Basic line cabinets. Includes a two door cabinet with rounded pulls. Together with a...
Nov 06, 2016
GEORGE NELSON CASS (1831-1882): HANGING GAME
Description: Oil on canvas, c. 1870, signed 'Geo N. Cass' lower left, with label from Vose Galler...
Oct 29, 2016
George Nelson Style Wood Slat Bench
Description: George Nelson style modern wood slat bench with turned and tapered legs, can be used...
Oct 22, 2016
George Nelson Style Long Maple Platform Bench
Description: Style of George Nelson (American, 1908-1986) for Herman Miller (American, Zeeland, M...
Oct 15, 2016
George Nelson Chrome & Laminate Desk
Description: George Nelson (American, 1908-1986) for Herman Miller (American, founded 1923), mid ...
Oct 15, 2016
Midcentury Style Side and Coffee Table Lot.
Description: Lot includes a pair of end tables with thin tubular chrome base frame with inset wal...
Oct 09, 2016
George Nelson; Herman Miller Rare Platform Cabinet
Description: Includes a midcentury George Nelson two drawer and two door modular cabinet with bla...
Oct 09, 2016
George Nelson; Herman Miller Large Slat Bench.
Description: Platform bench designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller in white. Unmarked. From ...
Oct 09, 2016
Two George Nelson; Herman Miller Cabinets on Bench
Description: Set of (2) midcentury George Nelson and Associates for Herman Miller Cabinets raised...
Oct 09, 2016
George Nelson; Herman Miller Cabinet and Bench.
Description: Midcentury George Nelson and Associates for Herman Miller black finished platform sl...
Oct 09, 2016
Midcentury George Nelson; Herman Miller Slat Bench
Description: Black finish. Unmarked. From a Manhattan, NY estate. Dimensions: 48.25NULL w x 18.5N...
Oct 09, 2016
A George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa for Herman Miller, ca. 2000s,
Description: A George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa for Herman Miller, ca. 2000s, Having George Nelson/...
Sep 28, 2016
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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.