Designs for the way people live now
In the 1940s, George Nelson was at the forefront of the trend towards modernism in design. Always delighted by and drawn to new things, Nelson foresaw the trends in the post-war American home that make his designs fit the way we live now.
We’ve become a mobile society; we no longer live our entire lives in the house in which we were born, we don’t stay in the same community for generations. We rent flats, scale up to our own homes, then usually downsize to something smaller when we retire. Matched furniture suites designed to fill specific rooms don’t work very well for us any more. What happens to those pieces when we move and they don’t fit? Nelson understood that systems of modular components were the wave of the future.
With the Basic Cabinet Series, he created a way to accommodate changing needs for storage and surfaces. The size and purpose of a room don’t matter. The interchangeable components allow you to create beautiful storage solutions for a large open-plan space or a more modest living room. The system starts small in your first apartment and welcomes additional components as you move into larger homes.
As with everything that George Nelson designed, it’s all about flexibility and efficiency. And good looks, of course.