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GEORGE NELSON STYLE PLATFORM BENCH
GEORGE NELSON STYLE PLATFORM BENCH
GEORGE NELSON STYLE PLATFORM BENCH
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Total (inc VAT): £148.08
 

Introduced in 1946 the Nelson platform bench was part of George Nelson's first collection for Herman Miller and still stands as a benchmark of modern design. Like much of Nelson's work, the platform bench has clean, rectilinear lines, reflecting his architectural background and his insistence on what he calls "honest" design--that is, making an honest visual statement about an object's purpose.

 

The platform bench is a multipurpose resting place for people and their things. With its simple, sparse lines, the bench is also a striking accent - a piece of art in itself that has become a sought-after collector's item for use in a living room, vestibule, bedroom, library, office, or public area. 

The platform bench is whatever you need it to be - a platform for displaying artwork or plants, a bench for seating, or a low table for magazines, a bowl of candy, a TV, or a CD player. With a solid American maple or birch top, the bench is available in small or large.

 

Materials & Features

The top of the bench is crafted from solid American maple in its natural colour or solid birch stained black. The legs of the bench are finger jointed for superior strength and made from solid birch stained black and are the same on every bench regardless of the wood used on top.

 

 

This product is a reproduction of the original design by George Nelson

Dimensions

 

Small bench

Width: 122cm

Depth: 47cm

Height: 37cm

Large bench

Width: 183cm

Depth: 47cm

Height: 37cm

 

Materials – solid American maple or birch top with solid birch legs

George Nelson (1904–1986) was one of the founders of American Modernism, along with Charles and Ray Eames. George Nelson was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

 

For a person born in Hartford, the insurance capital of America, George Nelson would become one of the greatest risk takers in the history of design. In fact he would come to redefine what a designer is. After graduating Hartford Public High school in 1924 Nelson studied architecture at Yale University, where he graduated in 1928. When Nelson began his studies at Yale he had no Idea he'd become an architect. Nelson only happened upon the architecture school at Yale only because of a rain storm. Nelson ducked into the building in order to get out of the rain. While walking through the building he came upon an exhibit of student's works entitled "A Cemetery Gateway." While still an undergraduate student at Yale Nelson met with some early recognition. He was published in "Pencil Points" and "Architecture." Nelson’s early prominence as a drafter would however be eclipsed by his eloquent writing style. During his final year at Yale Nelson was hired by the architecture firm Adams and Prentice as a drafter. In 1929 Nelson was hired as a Teacher's Assistant while getting his second Bachelor's degree at Turkey and was planning for a life in academia. In 1931 He received his degree in Fine Arts. The next year Nelson entered the Rome Prize competition in Architecture as a preparation for the Paris Prize and won, although Nelson didn’t win the Paris Prize. In the ensuing years George Nelson would spend a great deal of his time with the other founders of the modernist architecture movement of the forties. Eliot Noyes, Charles Eames, and Walter B. Ford all of which he would later collaborate with. The award for the Rome Prize was a year in Rome studying architecture with a healthy stipend and accommodations in a palace down town Rome.

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If, when your furniture arrives, and for whatever reason it is not what you expected, we will remove it and refund your money.
 

Alternatively you can exchange to a different model, colour or size.

 

Please inform us by email or phone of your decision to return or exchange your furniture within 14 days. The customer is responsible for all returns however we can arrange returns on your behalf. A collection charge of £55 will be applied plus our original cost of delivery at £25 per item. Although delivery is free to you if you decide to keep the item, we must recover these costs in the case of a return.


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1.     14 days from the day of delivery to change your mind.
If, when your furniture arrives, and for whatever reason it is not what you expected, we will remove it and refund your money. 
Alternatively you can exchange to a different model, colour or size.

Please inform us by email or phone of your decision to return or exchange your furniture within 14 days. The customer is responsible for all returns however we can arrange returns on your behalf. A collection charge of £55 will be applied plus our original cost of delivery at £25 per item. Although delivery is free to you if you decide to keep the item, we must recover these costs in the case of a return.

 

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Our guarantee covers any defect in manufacture and materials, allowing for fair wear and tear. In the unlikely event of a claim, we will repair or replace your furniture entirely free of charge.

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