Designed by George Nelson
Nelson Coconut Lounge Chair
An Icon Revisited
For a chair to be called iconic, it needs a place in history, with a unique design or an unparalleled sense of comfort. What if it’s both? With the Coconut Chair, Nelson sought “to give lounge seating comfort, together with great freedom of movement.” The work of Nelson and his team—which also included the Marshmallow Sofa—helped usher in modernism to American furniture.
Keep It Sustainable
The Coconut Lounge Chair is true to its original 1955 design—but with updated materials that are consistent with Herman Miller’s commitment to sustainability. The enhanced technology also reduces emissions and better protects manufacturing employees. These updates mirror the modifications made to the Eames fiberglass chairs. After all, it was Nelson who said, “Design is a response to social change.”
Check Out the Range of Materials
The Coconut Chair is available in a choice of upholstery options and patterns that offer a range of expressions for the generously padded shell. Its simple, striking curved polymer hull is lightweight but sturdy and sits atop a three-legged bent steel base, in either white or trivalent chrome.