1 / What is George Nelson's coconut chair?
George Nelson is an American designer, father of modernism. The coconut chair is one of his most emblematic works. Designed in 1955, the chair is shaped like an eighth of a cut coconut. However, unlike a real coconut whose interior is white and the exterior is brown, the coconut flesh is white on the outside, and colored on the seat; note that the chair is available in several colors. The seat and the back are one and the same part. The upholstery of the chair, meanwhile, is crafted from premium leather or fabric.
2 / What is George Nelson's marshmallow sofa?
The marshmallow sofa is a sofa that was created by George Nelson in 1956. This sofa has the particularity of being composed of eighteen colored cushions, nine for the backrest and just as much for the seat, hung up by a simple structure in steel. The cushions, all round, are orange, purple, blue, green, or pink. There is also a plain version; the circles are all the same color. Due to its special shape, this sofa is one of the most unusual ever designed in the history of design. The sofa is produced by the American furniture company Herman Miller.
3 / What is the “Bubble Lamp” series by George Nelson?
Bubble lamps were designed by American designer George Nelson in 1947; they mark a break in the world of lighting. These lamps are available in several sizes and shapes. It is a Swedish classic that inspired Nelson: a suspension in silk stretched over a structure of fine wooden rods. Deemed too expensive by Nelson, he decided to reproduce the same lamp by replacing the silk with a polymer and the wooden sticks with a light steel. Today, these lamps are produced in the same factory as in the 1950s in the United States.