Nelson™ Thin Edge Bed

Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller®


Item Number: 10001026
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Returns and Exchanges

Returns and Refunds

We want you to be delighted with your new purchase. If you need to make a return, we're here to help. Please review your item(s) upon delivery. If there is an issue with your order, contact your local DWR Studio or our customer service team at 800.944.2233  or service@dwr.com within three (3) days of receipt. If you receive a damaged, defective, or incorrect item, we’ll make it right.


We have a few things to keep in mind during the return process:


- Returns must be received in original condition within 30 days of receipt.

- Shipping charges are non-refundable. You will be responsible for outbound and return shipping and delivery charges.

- Returns are accepted only at our warehouse—not at DWR Studios, DWR Outlets, or company headquarters.

- Your refund will be reduced by a restocking charge equal to 10% of the purchase price (accessories, bedding, Sonno mattresses*, and towels are exempt).

- Credit card orders will receive refunds in the form of a credit back to the original account.

- Check and cash payments will be returned via a refund check or DWR Merchandise Credit.

- Be sure to retain the original packing materials, receipt, and all merchandise tags for returns. 


What can’t you return or exchange?


- Custom or special order furniture.

- Floor samples and items purchased from DWR Outlets and eBay.



What if I need to cancel my order?


We can accept cancellation of your order for items that have not yet shipped or are on backorder. In-stock items normally ship within 24–48 hours after an order has been placed.  Once an item has shipped, cancellation is not possible. 


- If you order by credit card, your card will be charged as each item is shipped.

- Custom and special order items cannot be canceled.



What about the 100-Night Sonno® Mattress* Sleep Trial?


Try Sonno risk-free for up to 100 nights (with a minimum of 30). If you decide to return the mattress, contact your local DWR Studio or call 800.944.2233 for a refund and free pickup. 


- One sleep trial per household annually. 

- Delivery fees nonrefundable.



Risk of Loss


All items purchased from Design Within Reach are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. If your order is placed with a purchase order, the shipping term of FOB DWR shipping dock will supersede any shipping terms in your purchase order.



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A classic reborn.

The process of bringing the Nelson Thin Edge Bed (1954) back into production began at the Herman Miller Archives, where engineers carefully studied vintage pieces and original drawings. In keeping with George Nelson’s vision for a collection capable of adapting to the times, this bed is now available in larger sizes, which weren’t commonly available in the 1950s. Solid ash slats have replaced springs to accommodate an invention that also didn’t exist in Nelson’s day: memory-foam mattresses. Finishes have been updated to reflect new technologies and the aesthetic preferences of today’s consumer: Walnut replaces stained ash, and white ash replaces the original birch. The result is unmistakably Nelson – iconic designs of exceptional simplicity and clarity. This is the authentic Nelson Thin Edge Bed by Herman Miller. Mattress not included. Made in Malaysia.

Headboard and leg options.

The headboard is available with or without woven cane. Choose walnut with cane for pleasing contrast, or white ash with cane, or no cane at all, for monochromatic minimalism. Base options include tapered solid wood or stainless steel H-frame legs. Twin, full and queen platforms ship fully assembled. King and Cal. king platforms ship as two halves.

  • This is an authentic Herman Miller Nelson Bed.
  • Updated wood finishes reflect today’s aesthetic.
  • Two headboard and base styles.
  • This bed requires no box spring.
  • For a mattress that sits at just the right height for this headboard, choose the DWR Sonno Mattress.


George Nelson
George Nelson

U.S.A. (1908–1986)

Possessing one of the most inventive minds of the 20th century, George Nelson was the rare person who can envision what isn’t there yet. Nelson described his creative abilities as a series of “zaps” – flashes of inspiration and clarity that he turned into innovative design ideas.

One such “zap” came in 1942, when Nelson conceived the first-ever pedestrian shopping mall – ...

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Product Details


Twin H 35" W 40.25" D 84.5" Platform H 13.25" Nelson™ Thin Edge Bed
Full H 35" W 57" D 84.5" Platform H 13.25" Nelson™ Thin Edge Bed
Queen H 35" W 63" D 89.5" Platform H 13.25" Nelson™ Thin Edge Bed
King H 35" W 79" D 89.5" Platform H 13.25" Nelson™ Thin Edge Bed
Cal. King H 35" W 75" D 93.5" Platform H 13.25" Nelson™ Thin Edge Bed


Solid walnut or white ash frame; solid ash slats; walnut or white ash veneer headboard with or without natural woven cane panel; stainless steel headboard support with satin chrome finish; solid walnut or white ash legs or stainless steel H-frame legs with satin chrome finish.

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Super nice.
Last bed I’ll ever buy.
March 17, 2019
Amazing bed but not enough wood options
Absolutely love our new king size bed - fantastic built quality. I am not a fan of the walnut after all however, it would be great if more wood options would exist, ie palisander or cherry. I would have happily spent more for a more refined wood type.
September 24, 2018

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does this frame work with a foam mattress?
B A on Nov 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, a foam mattress would work perfectly with the Nelson Thin Edge Bed.
does this bed accommodate a box spring?
elsa b on Mar 25, 2020

No, the Nelson Thin Edge Bed is designed for use without the box spring.
What is the weight limit?
Shelby L on Mar 20, 2020

The weight limit on the Nelson Thin Edge Bed would depend on the bed size chosen, please let us know which size you are interested in and we will get back to you!

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