Herman Miller Brings Back the Nelson Basic Cabinet Series

October 18, 2010

Herman Miller, Inc. is announcing the first in a series of product reintroductions from its collection of designs by George Nelson. Beginning October 15th, the Nelson Basic Cabinet Series will be available from Herman Miller's authorized retailers and dealers and through Herman Miller's own web store.

George Nelson was Herman Miller's Director of Design from 1945-1972. After taking the role, he maintained his independent design practice and deftly carried on the company's course of producing contemporary furniture made from minimal materials appropriate to the emerging modern lifestyle.

Designed by George Nelson in 1946, the Basic Cabinet Series was produced as a modular system of simple case goods intended for the home or office. A wide array of individual pieces, all readily interchangeable for complementing any room, the Basic Cabinet Series was known for its practical storage areas and handsomely designed exteriors. Today, the series includes four chest-cabinet combinations available in two handsome veneer options, including light brown walnut and natural oak. All the pieces coordinate in size, shape and design and work in either vertical or horizontal arrangements to achieve a custom-made, built-in look.

"Nelson created a modular storage solution that could adapt to a variety of configurations and locations, including living, dining, sleeping, or working areas," says Gregg Vander Kooi, product manager, Herman Miller. "He believed that properly designed modern furniture should be able to function anywhere."

Straightforward honesty in construction and clean profiles with functional elements make each piece in this collection a model of efficiency.

Adds VanderKooi, "These designs are just as relevant today as they were more than 60 years ago. They serve equally well in multiple settings efficiently, comfortably and attractively."

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