George Nelson





George Nelson (1908-1986)


Zwart gelakt metaal, witte Formica, chroom metaal en Amerikaanse walnoot

H: 73cm  B: 183cm  D: 46cm

Editie Omni, USA, 1955

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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.