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George Nelson, USA, ca. 1955.
Miniature Chest, Model No. 5211, in walnut and rosewood with painted door. Designed by George Nelson and produced by Herman Miller.
10.75" L x 20.25" W x 13.86" H
Price available on request
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George Nelson, USA, 1955
Miniature Chest, model no. 5211. Ca. 1955. Manufactured by Herman Miller, Zeeland, MI. Walnut case, rosewood drawer fronts, white-painted wood, enameled metal pulls. Provenance: Collection of Jacqueline Fowler. Several versions of this series were exhibited in the September 22 – November 29, 1953 Good Design exhibition at the MoMA.
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“Five-Leaf” Chair from the 1964 New York World’s Fair
Manufactured by Union Carbide
Molded polyethylene, enameled steel
Commissioned by Walter Dorwin Teague, 300 of these chairs were made for the Gas Association Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and only a handful are known to have survived. When a pair came onto the auction market a few years ago, we teamed up with the Carnegie Museum of Art to acquire them. One is now in their permanent collection, and this is the first time we have ever (virtually) exhibited our example. Designed by Ronald Beckman and Ray Wilkes in Nelson’s office, the chair design is a true outlier, an experiment in synthetic materials for an American corporation which reminds me of such famous predecessors as Gilbert Rohde’s Plexiglass chair from the 1939 World’s Fair.
George Nelson, USA, 1954
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Metal frames and woven shades.