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George Nelson for Herman Miller Sofa in Light Brown Patterned Upholstery

Sale price$3,700.00

George Nelson for Herman Miller, sofa, model ‘5671’, fabric, metal, designed in 1955 and produced in 1956-78.

This wonderful midcentury sofa is designed by the renowned American furniture designer George Nelson in 1955. The design is characterized by a solid construction based on sharp lines and geometrical shapes that are noticeable in the body of the seat, underlining the clear structured design. The metal legs elevate the sofa in a graceful way, which establish an open and more transparent look to the whole unit. The upholstery is marked by a light brown color with minimal graphic details.

George Nelson (1908-1986) was an architect, writer, lecturer and designer who was one of the first to pick up Industrial Design in the United States. Nelson fundamentally questioned the basis of furniture business. After initial reluctance Nelson came to work as a designer and director at Herman Miller in 1944. Here, Nelson rejected the purely market-oriented type of business model that was predominant in the furniture sector and plead only to make furniture of which he was completely convinced: the rest would follow. In his first year at Miller, he produced 77 designs. Nelson believed furthermore that the Industrial designer brought together all the arts. His designs are recognized by open shapes, clean lines and modest forms.

Please note that the fabric is in used condition with signs of wear. Reupholstery can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece contains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator George Nelson (Designer) Herman Miller (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1956-1978
  • dimensions Height 27.17 in. Width 89.38 in. Depth 21.26 in. Seat Height 14.97 in.
  • dimensions Height 69 cm Width 227 cm Depth 54 cm Seat Height 38 cm
  • material Fabric Metal
  • origin United States
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 490004295