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Coconut Chair

by George Nelson, 1955 — from 3.909,00 €
Vitra Coconut Chair

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The Vitra Coconut Chair was designed by George Nelson in the mid-1950s, and with its clear forms and its charmingly reduced appearance embodies the design style of the era. The frame of chrome plated steel tube supports the upholstered seat shell, which is reminiscent of an eighth of a coconut. The design classic Coconut Chair is now produced and demonstrated by Vitra.


Product type Armchair

Dimensions in mm
Colours Hopsak
Poppy red/elfenbein
Rot/poppy red


Material Shell: glass fibre reinforced plastic
Base: chrome plated steel
One-piece cushion: polyurethane foam
Covers: leather or Hopsak (100% polyamide)
Care Dust can be simply vacuumed. To treat stains please use a damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent.
Professional cleaning should be done in the assembled state and with the aid of upholstery foam or using a mobile washing extraction device.

Please maintain and clean the leather according to the booklet included with delivery.
Certificates & Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months
Product family George Nelson Collection
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 0,4 MB).

Popular versions

Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Dark grey
Coconut Chair, Leather (Standard), Nero
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Nero
Coconut Chair, Leather (Standard), Red
Coconut Chair, Leather (Standard), Chocolate
Coconut Chair, Leather (Standard), Marron
Coconut Chair, Leather (Standard), Snow
Coconut Chair, Leather (Standard), Sand
Coconut Chair, Leather (Standard), Asphalt
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Red / poppy red
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Ice blue / ivory
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Poppy red / ivory
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Dark blue / ivory
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Grass green / forest
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Nero / moor brown
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Marron / moor brown
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Mint / ivory
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Cognac / ivory
Coconut Chair, Hopsak, Ivory / forest

Design Story

In the design of the Vitra Coconut Chair George Nelson integrated characteristics of the popular design styles of the 1950s, and in doing so created a true design classic. According to George Nelson, the seat shell of fibreglass-reinforced plastic resembles an eighth of a coconut shell: hence, the product's exotic name. The tubular steel frame with struts provides the Coconut Chair, manufactured and distributed today by the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra with a stable footing. In addition to the Vitra Coconut Chair George Nelson also developed many other designs, designs which define post-war American design and thus played an important role in the development of post war design culture.

The Vitra Coconut Chair by George Nelson

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