Introducing the return of the Basic Cabinet Series (1946) by George Nelson. Designed to accommodate the changing circumstances of our lives, the Basic Cabinet Series (BCS) was created to satisfy Nelson’s belief that furniture should be able to function anywhere – any room, any home and in any era. Modular in design, these flexible storage pieces fit together in a variety of combinations to suit any living, working, dining or sleeping area. BCS builds on the Nelson™ Platform Bench (now available with metal legs) or can be used as a standalone piece. George Nelson, who was the influential Herman Miller design director for nearly three decades, has been widely recognized for his innovative ideas and functional, straightforward products that have changed how we live and work. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller®, Inc. Made in U.S.A.
Available in ebony and oak exclusively at Design Within Reach.
Wood veneer; aluminum alloy hardware.
Leg Height: The bench-mount cabinet has 1.5" legs that fit into the Nelson Bench. The freestanding cabinet has 5.5" legs.
Possessing of one of the most inventive minds of the century, George Nelson is one of those rare people who can envision what isn't there yet. Nelson himself has described his creative abilities as a series of "zaps" flashes of inspiration and clarity that he was able to turn into innovative design ideas.
One such "zap!" came in 1942 when Nelson conceived the pedestrian shopping mall detailed in his "Grass on Main Street" proposal. Soon after, he pioneered the concept of built-in storage with Storagewall, a system of storage units that rested on slatted platform benches. The first modular storage system ever, it was showcased in Life magazine and caused an immediate sensation in the furniture industry. Read more >