Herman Miller Nelson™ Coconut Chair
George Nelson, 1955
Introduced in 1955, the Coconut lounge chair is one artifact of the burst of creativity issuing from George Nelson’s design studio and changing the look and feel of American furniture. D.J. De Pree, founder of Herman Miller, convinced Nelson to become his director of design, a warm personal and professional relationship between the two led to a stunning range of products—including the Marshmallow sofa and the first L-shaped desk, a precursor to today’s workstation. And this chair.