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George Nelson

September 14th 2008

George Nelson (1908-1988) Together with Charles Eames with whom he collaborated many times George Nelson is considered to be one of the founders of American Modernism. After graduating from Yale in Architecture he spent most of his early years writing for Architectural Magazines. In 19440 he wrote a book called Tomorrows House in which he introduced the concept of a "family room" and storage walls as now seen in many offices. In 1945 he became Design Director of what is now a multi national office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller. Here he sponsored Charles Eames, Isamu Nogachi and others to collaborate with the Company on the now famous, modernist furniture catalogue. This period became one of Herman Miller’s most successful, certainly on a creative basis setting new standards in all areas of activity and they grew into office furniture. George remained in office with Herman miller furniture until the 1980’s and became one of the most important influences on design in the US on the 20th century. One of his best known designs is the Coconut chair which is often used commercially as an office and reception chair. Herman Miller have grown to become one of the most successful Office furniture companies in the US and in Europe. Please let us know if you would like any further information Office furniture projects

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