Nelson™ Marshmallow Sofa
Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller®
If only all design "failures" were so successful. The inspiration for the Nelson Marshmallow Sofa (1956) was launched when an inventor approached George Nelson and Irving Harper with a planned "self-skinned" injection plastic disc that would be inexpensive to produce and unerringly durable. As the proposed cushions had a maximum diameter of 12 inches, the designers perched 18 of them atop a steel frame. Sadly, the inventor's vision for high-resiliency, low-cost cushions never came to fruition, but the design was so compelling that Herman Miller chose to produce it anyway.
With both residential and commercial applications in mind, the design features detachable cushions that are both easy to clean and interchangeable to equalize wear. The atom-like appearance of the Marshmallow Sofa is a precursor to the aesthetic style of the pop art of the 1960s. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller, Inc. Nelson is a trademark of Herman Miller, Inc. Made in U.S.A.
DESIGNER AND ORIGINAL PRODUCTION DATE
George Nelson, 1956
- Width: 52"
- Depth: 29"
- Height: 31"
- Seat Height: 16"
- Frame/Base: Frame is brushed finish tubular steel
- Legs: Black-satin finish
- 5-year warranty
- Ships assembled
- Packaging is 167 lbs
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