First Edition George Nelson for Herman Miller Coconut Chair c. 1960


All original first edition Coconut Chair designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller produced circa 1960. This early edition has a steel body which we are pleased to say is in incredible condition, the chrome legs are pristine, the interior foam offers comfortable support and is stiff without being dry. The original blue vinyl is vibrant and fresh. There are a few scrapes and small cuts on the edges as photographed but no major tears. This is a fantastic, all original example of a rare, desirable and iconic chair.

Dimensions: 33 inches high x 41 inches wide x 33 inches deep

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George Nelson was an American industrial designer, he is credited as being one of the founders of American Modernism. In his role as Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company, Nelson and his design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc., designed much of the 20th century's most iconic modernist furniture. Although created for everyday functional use his designs introduced a fresh perspective to furniture and furnishing and can now be found in museums and private collections around the world.  While there are new releases and many imitations on the marketplace original vintage pieces in good condition are highly sought after and cherished by collectors and regular folk alike.