George Nelson was an architect, designer, writer and teacher, as well as Herman Miller’s design director from 1945 to 1972. He did his work at home and in his office (and probably every place in between), and his lack of distinction between those spaces shows in the multifunctional furniture he designed. The X-Leg Table (1950) is a versatile table that tackles dining, entertaining and working with equal effectiveness. Its large rectangular top provides ample usable space, with sturdy tubular steel legs that offer great support. Accommodating by design, X-Leg pairs well with everything from dining chairs to task chairs. Adjustable glides adapt to uneven floor surfaces. This is not a folding table. This is the authentic Nelson X-Leg Table produced by Herman Miller, Inc. Nelson is a trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
Available finishes: Walnut top with chrome legs; santos palisander top with black legs; white laminate top with ash band and white legs.
Walnut veneer, santos palisander veneer or white laminate top (latter has ash veneer edge band); tubular steel legs with trivalent chrome or powder-coated finish; adjustable floor glides.
DESK: H 28.5" W 60" D 30" TABLE: H 28.5" W 72" D 36"
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 >