The Coconut Chair was introduced in 1955 by George Nelson, one of the pioneers of the modernist design movement. Nelson envisioned and purposely designed the sides and curves of this chair to provide comfortable lounge seating. The chair is padded with a thick, medium density foam cushion, which is then completely upholstered in genuine leather and molded into the unique fiberglass shell.
Introduced in 1946, the Nelson platform bench remains a landmark of modern design. The clean, linear lines reflect designer George Nelson’s architectural background and his insistence on what he called “honest” design – making an honest visual statement about an object’s purpose. The bench serves as a multipurpose display and resting place in offices, public areas, and homes. This item is finished in natural wood veneer and is not suitable for outdoor use.