George Nelson, the Father of Mid-Century Modern Furniture Design

George Nelson is often called the Father of Modern Furniture. His career in furniture design took off when he became employed by Herman Miller in the mid 1940's where he remained until 1972. He redesigned the brand’s product assortment as well as recruiting top designers like Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi. His timeless pieces included the Bubble Lamps, the Marshmallow Sofa and my favorite, the Pretzel Chair. His designs are timeless and remain so significant that many are still in production today - we have one of his new ball clocks in our kitchen. 

BUBBLE LAMPS

Bubble Lamps

MARSHMALLOW SOFA

Marshmallow Chair

 

PRETZEL CHAIR

Pretzel Chair

BALL CLOCK

Ball Clock

 

You never know when you may find one of these original - we recently ran across an original Marshmallow Sofa