About this designer: George Nelson
George Nelson
George Nelson (1908-1986) was one of the founding fathers of American modernism. After studying and graduating in architecture and fine arts at Yale University in 1931, Nelson travelled throughout Europe where he met a number of modernist pioneers. He was part of a generation of architects that found too few projects and turned successfully toward product, graphic and interior design. Later his work as a designer produced some of the best known designs of the 20th century. He is well known for his playful clock designs for Vitra including Omar the Owl and the Ball Clock. Aram stocks a range of his clocks and furniture, such as the Coconut chair.
About this brand: Vitra
Vitra
Vitra is a furniture company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent, inspiring and durable solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces. Vitra’s products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process that brings together the company’s engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create products with a high functional and aesthetic life expectancy. The Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of the Vitra Project. They give Vitra the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all of its creative activities.

Coconut Chair

Code: 1765
From:
£3,610.00
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Price per unit:
£3,610.00
Dimensions
1040x830x265/835h mm
Delivery
8-10 Weeks

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Details

The Coconut is a typical 1950s design – it stands out for its humorous touch, formal clarity and minimal use of materials.Designed by George Nelson in 1955, Nelson himself compared it with a coconut cut into eight parts, and inverted the coconut’s colours: the plastic seat shell is white, while the single-section upholstery comes in a variety of colours. This return to the natural spatial shape of a shell enabled Nelson to create an inviting, comfortable armchair that offers users the freedom to sit in countless different positions. White fibreglass-reinforced plastic shell with upholstered seat available in leather or fabric. .

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