This is a rare Mid-Century Modern dresser / chest of drawers designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. This a particularly early example, dating back to the 1950s. It has three exposed wood drawers suspended in a white steel frame. This unusual design reveals the space behind the drawers when they are opened. Features a black laminate top and unique chrome plated handles. Drawers are made of maple and have been restored to reveal the maple's original color.
Dimensions: 33.5in L x 30in H x 17.25in W
About the Designer:
Often cited as one of the founders of American modernism, industrial designer George Nelson is responsible for some of the most iconic furniture created in the 20th century. His utopian view of design, which he argued in the pages of Architectural Forum where he was an editor in the 1930s and ’40s, resulted in domestic standbys of contemporary domestic architecture, such as the family room and the storage wall. Nelson worked for Herman Miller for over a quarter-century, helping the company come up with their famously functional furniture pieces. Idealistic until the end, Nelson believed that “total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything.”