What kind of person thinks up a chair that looks like a chunk of coconut? How about the person who came up with the Marshmallow sofa. The person who said, "Total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything." Who brought modernism to American furniture. George Nelson. 1950s
Intended to combine comfort with freedom of movement, the shape of the Coconut Chair is white molded shell was inspired by the shape of Eero Saarinen's Kresge Auditorium at MIT. Echoing both the auditorium's triangular shape, as well as a portion of coconut shell, the Chair's unique form invites a number of different seating positions. The shell sits upon a chromed-steel base with three thin legs. A single-piece foam cushion, upholstered in high-quality semi-aniline leather, is molded into the shell. This product is manufactured by Vitra and distributed by Herman Miller, Inc. Nelson is a trademark of Herman Miller, Inc.
White shell in fibreglass-reinforced plastic
Chrome-steel tube legs
Single-piece upholstery, with leather or Hopsak covers.
Also available with matching Coconut Footstool.
Hopsak: 100% Polyamide