George Nelson was the design director at Herman Miller from 1946 to 1972. His influence over three decades is what made the Michigan-based company what it is today. Not only did Nelson recruit Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi, but he also created a portfolio of work without which the history of modern design would be incomplete. Together with designers Irving Harper and John Pile, Nelson introduced the Thin Edge Collection (1952), originally called the Rosewood Case Series, as a refined version of the Basic Cabinet Series from 1946. Striking characteristics include the placement of the wood veneer and the especially thin edges, hence the later name. Made today with environmentally sustainable veneers and 85% recycled materials, Thin Edge takes advantage of the latest manufacturing technologies without compromising its original look and feel. Inside the two-door cabinet there are two adjustable shelves. Self-leveling glides adjust to uneven floor surfaces. This is the authentic Thin Edge Buffet produced by Herman Miller, Inc. Nelson is a trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
Walnut, ash or santos palisander veneer with clear coat finish; matte black finish on back panel; solid birch drawers; white powder-coated or polished aluminum pulls; polished aluminum 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 >