George Nelson

American (Hartford, Connecticut, 1908 - 1986, New York City, New York)

Herman Miller Inc., Manufacturer

(Zeeland, Michigan, Established 1923)

Platform Bench

furniture | wood and paint
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  • Platform Bench

    George Nelson, Herman Miller Inc., Platform Bench, 1946; wood and paint, 14 1/2 in. x 72 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in. (36.83 cm x 184.15 cm x 46.99 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd;

14 1/2 in. x 72 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in. (36.83 cm x 184.15 cm x 46.99 cm)
Acquired 1998
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd


chairs, benches, furniture, design

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