May 29, 2012
To celebrate the upcoming birthday of Herman Miller’s former design director and the creator of the Herman Miller Collection, we present this roundup of George Nelson’s artistry, life, and legacy — as told through notable books and Nelson designs. Read more
October 19, 2010
At ICFF this year we launched the reissued Basic Cabinet Series – a very elegant storage solution designed by George Nelson.
When it launched originally, in 1946, the wooden cabinets met the needs of a generation who would come to embrace the clean modern lines of contemporary designers like Nelson and the Eames. Today we’ve relaunched the series because we recognize again a need for modular, hard-working designs that allow for a genuine flexibility. And also a desire for beautiful pieces that enhance the way we live. We think the cabinet series does all that!
May 12, 2010
We don’t usually flag items on EBAY for you. But we’ve posted this piece! It’s the Nelson Cabinet (BCS 3440.LWA2U), constructed of solid wood with walnut finished veneer, black wood legs and aluminum pulls. And it is part of the soon-to-be-reintroduced line of 1949 George Nelson Basic Cabinet Series (BCS). The unit has a bank of 5 drawers with wooden slides (original detail) and one door with two adjustable interior shelf that can be positioned in three locations. The size is 34” height x 40”wide x 18.5” deep. Shipping within North America is included free.
This particular piece also contains a reproduction of George Nelson’s signature, as well as the production date (May 2010) hand printed inside the top drawer. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by the Herman Miller Classics Product Manger and Design Facilitator.
All proceeds from this auction will go to the newly formed George Nelson Foundation (stay tuned for more on the Foundation).
May 11, 2010
You will be hearing much more about this Series very soon. We’re launching it at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York at the end of the week. I’ll be there blogging live from the event.
But for all you impatient Nelson fans here is a sneak peek of the Nelson Basic Cabinet Series. The modular storage solutions were designed by George Nelson, Herman Miller’s Director of Design from 1945-1972. A select group of items from the Series are being reintroduced plus a metal leg option for the Platform Bench. Come visit us at ICFF (Javits Convention Center, May 15-18) to see the new pieces.