George Nelson was the design director at Herman Miller from 1945 to 1972, and his influence over three decades is what made the Michigan-based company what it is today. He not only recruited Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi but also produced a portfolio of work without which modern design history would be incomplete. His Thin Edge Collection (1952) was first called the Rosewood Case Series, a refined version of the Basic Cabinet Series from 1946. Its striking characteristics include especially thin edges, hence the name. Manufactured today with environmentally sustainable veneers and 85% recycled materials, Thin Edge leverages the latest manufacturing technologies without compromising its original look and feel. This is the authentic Thin Edge 4-Drawer Chest by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
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 – ...
Walnut, white ash or santos palisander veneer outer panels with clear-coat finish (except back panel with matte black finish); solid birch drawers; polished aluminum or white powder-coated pulls; polished aluminum legs with leveling floor glides.