George Nelson

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George Nelson

Action office n° 64916/64940

Gepolijst aluminium, verchroomd staal, gelakt hout, kunststof en vinyl.

H: 84cm  B: 123cm  D: 83cm

Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, Michigan, USA, circa 1968

Oorspronkelijk ontworpen in 1964, productietijd: 1964-1971

Herman Miller, de Amerikaanse fabrikant, start een onderzoeksafdeling in 1960 onder leiding van Robert Probst. Eén van de hoofdtaken was een lange-termijn studie over de problemen in verband met het kantoorwerk. George Nelson was de ontwerper verantwoordelijk voor het project, hij ontwikkelde een volledig nieuw systeem van kantoormeubilair dat kan worden aangepast volgens de eisen van de mensen en hun werk in kantooromgevingen.

 

 

George Nelson

George Nelson (1908–1986) was an American industrial designer and one of the founders of American Modernism. While Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company, Nelson and his design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc., designed from his start in the mid-1940s until the mid-1980s much of the 20th century's most iconic modernist furniture.

George Nelson Associates, Inc. partnered with most of the modernist designers of the time. This was both the result of Nelson’s time as a magazine editor, and because of Nelson's writing. His skill as a writer helped legitimize and stimulate the field of industrial design by contributing to the creation of Industrial Design magazine in 1953.

Nelson traveled through Europe, where he met a number of the modernist pioneers, a few years later he returned to the United States and through his writing he introduced the work of Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Gio Ponti to North America.