Nelson Platform Bench
Equal parts seat and surface, the Nelson Platform Bench emerged from George Nelson’s Fortune magazine office to join his first Herman Miller Collection in 1946. Made with polished chrome or ebonised wood legs, and available in three lengths with a choice of finishes, it serves as a bench, low table or foundation for the Basic Cabinet Series.
A landmark of modern design, the bench has the clean, rectilinear lines that reflect designer George Nelson’s architectural background and his insistence on what he called “honest” design: making an honest visual statement about an object’s purpose. Solid wood slats are spaced to let air and light through, sealed with a clear-coat finish and finger-jointed for superior strength, all of which make the bench ideal for offices, public areas and homes.