the longest nelson.
The iconic ‚4492‘ Slat Bench, designed by George Nelson & Associates in 1946 for Herman Miller. This one literally is a ‚benchmark‘: it’s the very, very long (and rare) 258,5 cm version. Longer than your bed, probably, but it also works well in an entrance hall of palatial dimensions. It’s a really versatile and useful piece of furniture, be it as a handbag-stand, a magazine-holder or your local shoeshine-bench. The open grid of long wooden slats give it a modern architectural feel, the ebonized wooden legs let the seat virtually float.
George Nelson’s design spans a wonderful range of products: From the ‚Storagewall‘ unit, through the playful ‚Marshmallow‘ sofa to the first L-shaped desk, a precursor of today’s workstations. That’s why he is praised as one of the most influential figures of modern design, be it for office furniture or private usage in modern settings.
This bench is a early version with strong patina. 2 black vinyl cushions are also available.