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Nelson Bench

by George Nelson, 1946 — from 849,00 €
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The Nelson Bench was designed in 1946 by George Nelson and reflects his work as an architect. Produced today by the Swiss manufacturer Vitra the unusual wooden seat gives the bench a certain transparency and ease, whether used as a bench or as a storage space in corridor, bathroom or bedroom.


Product type Bench

Height: 35,3 cm
Width: 122 cm
Depth: 46,9 cm

Height: 35,3 cm
Width: 183,7 cm
Depth: 46,9 cm
Material Seat: natural or black lacquered ash
Base: black lacquered ash

Variants Available in 2 sizes and colours
Care Wipe spills immediately. For cleaning we recommend a soft cloth and, if necessary, a mild detergent. Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring agents.
Certificates Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months
Product datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,2 MB).

Popular versions

Nelson Bench, 183,7 x 46,9 x 35,3 cm, Natural ash
Nelson Bench, 122 x 46,9 x 35,3 cm, Black ash
Nelson Bench, 183,7 x 46,9 x 35,3 cm, Black ash
Nelson Bench, 122 x 46,9 x 35,3 cm, Natural ash

Design Story

The American designer George Nelson created the Nelson Bench in 1946, shortly after the founding of his own design studio. Today, it is produced by the Swiss manufacturer Vitra, a company whose collaboration with Nelson started in the 50s. Particularly known for his role as Design Director of the American furniture company Herman Miller, a position he held for some 25 years, Nelson was a key figure in American design scene and was in many ways responsible for helping develop the careers of designers such as Charles and Ray Eames or Alexander Girard, whose designs today are also manufactured and distributed by Vitra. In addition many of George Nelson's designs have subsequently become icons of so-called "Mid-Century Modern", including the Nelson Bench - a work which reflects Nelson's penchant for architectural forms and techniques. The seat, which does not consist of a flat plate, but several high-quality wooden slats, thus making the Vitra Bank a universal object applicable in and for numerous settings. The Nelson Bench is suitable not only as a bench but also as an universal shelf in every conceivable space - whether for towels in the bathroom, scarves and shoes in the hallway or magazines in the living room. Available in two different sizes, the Nelson Bench effortlessly fits into your home.

Designer George Nelson

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