George Nelson & Associates Large '4492' Bench in Birch
George Nelson & Associates for Herman Miller, slat bench model 4492, birch and lacquered wood, United States, 1946.
The Slat Bench was part of the first collection that George Nelson designed for Herman Miller.The top was formed by an open grid of long wooden slats, crossed by nothced cross members, creating a visual lightness. The ebonized wooden legs emphasize this visual aspect. This specific piece features the largest model produced in this period, with an impressive length of 92" these are rare to find.
Birch seat shows signs of age and wear with scuffs and a light patina. Black frame shows an admirable patina.