he Nelson Table, like all of George Nelson's creations, illustrates the designer's passion for detail: the chamfered edge exposes layers of the birch veneer top and imparts a look of elegant sophistication.
The side table is available in two different sizes and heights – Table 5451 and Table 5452 – making it suited to a variety of different settings.
TABLE TOP High-pressure laminate surface in white or black. Chamfered edges with exposed birch plywood veneers
BASE Tubular steel pedestal and legs in die-cast aluminium, powder-coated in white or basic dark.
George Nelson, born 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA), studied architecture at Yale University. A fellowship enabled him to study at the American Academy in Rome from 1932 to 1934. In Europe, he became acquainted with the major architectural works and leading protagonists of modernism.
In 1957, Vitra founder Willi Fehlbaum signed his first licence agreement with Herman Miller to produce furniture for the European market. During the ensuing decades of the collaboration with Vitra, a close friendship evolved between George Nelson and Rolf Fehlbaum, who later said about Nelson: 'No other prominent designer spoke as intelligently or wrote as coherently about design'. Nelson expressed his thoughts on design topics in numerous articles and eleven books;