Fifty years ago, the creation of George Nelson's Swag Leg Group (1958) began with him asking "wouldn't it be beautiful to have some kind of sculptured leg on a piece of furniture?" An idea was launched, but the designer had to figure out how to make the legs of metal, machine formed and ready for quick assembly. The solution turned out to be swaging, a method of using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube. Nelson had found a way to make his sculptured legs. Right for home or workspace, the newly reintroduced Work Table features a solid walnut stretcher that is screwed to the legs for added stability. The walnut veneered top has coordinating walnut veneer edging for a uniform profile. As with the original, the Swag Leg Table comes ready to assemble to make shipping easy and economical.
This original is an authentic, fully licensed products of Herman Miller, Inc. Nelson is a trademark of Herman Miller, Inc. Made in U.S.A.
Chrome-finished steel legs; solid walnut stretchers; walnut veneer, or laminate top with walnut veneer edge.
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 >