Design George Nelson, 1955. Molded plastic shell, chromed steel base, leather upholstery. Made by Herman Miller® "The single common element in all man-made things is that they are designed." -George Nelson. The contours of George Nelson's Coconut chair invite you to surround yourself in comfort. Originally introduced by Herman Miller in 1955, the Nelson coconut chair is a 20th century furniture icon. A chair designed to look like a section of coconut shell wasn't a stretch for someone who said, ?"Total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything." The Coconut chair offers a simple, striking shape, and it's also a very comfortable place to unwind at home or in the private office or lounge. Herman Miller founder D.J. DePree saw an article in a 1945 Life magazine featuring George Nelson's Storagewall unit, which was causing a sensation in the furniture industry. He was so impressed that he paid a visit to Nelson in New York and convinced him to be his director of design, which spurred Nelson to found his design firm, George Nelson & Associates. The warm personal and professional relationship between Nelson and DePree yielded a stunning range of products, from the playful Marshmallow Sofa to the first L-shaped desk, a precursor of today's workstation. The coconut chair is completely true to George Nelson's original design, materials, and detailing. The chair features a one-piece foam rubber, leather upholstered cushion and molded plastic shell atop a three-leg chromed steel base. Available with black leather upholstery only. 40" W | 34" d | 33" h.