Coconut Chair

Using Color and Shape for Decorating with the Coconut Chair

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Introduced to the market in 1955 by Herman Miller, the Coconut Chair is a classic of modernism in furniture design and is a feature of permanent exhibitions the world over. Architect George Nelson, famed and respected for his out-of-the-box-thinking, designed this striking piece to resemble a shard of a coconut shell, which is surprisingly comfortable to sit in. Nelson said of his designs that "total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything." Relating all the parts of your setting will guide you to building a style which will put this iconic chair to its best...

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Contemporary Furniture Ideas to Compliment your Coconut Chair

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The Coconut Chair was designed in the mid 50’s by one of the founders of American Modernism, George Nelson. The striking design of the chair is intended to represent an eighth of a coconut shell and shows off the inverted colors of the tropical fruit – white on the outside plastic shell and black leather, or a variety of colors, for the one-piece upholstered cushion. The choice of accompanying furnishing will allow the accent to fall on the iconic 50’s chair and allows the designer a variety of styles or themes. • The Nelson End Table. The table mimics the circles contained in...

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