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Coconut Chair

George Nelson, 1955

  • The Coconut Chair, a prime example of 1950s design, is distinguished by its humorous undertones, formal clarity and minimal use of materials. The designer himself, George Nelson, compared the armchair with a coconut cut into eight parts, though he reversed the colours: the outer shell of the Coconut Chair is white, while the one-piece cushion is covered with high-quality leather or fabric in a variety of colours. By evoking the natural, spacious shape of a shell, Nelson created an inviting and comfortable armchair that allows the sitter to assume a wide variety of positions.

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    79 warmgrey/ivory


    69 grass-green/ivory


    70 grass-green/forest


    85 mint/ivory


    86 mint/forest


    87 ivory/forest


    77 nero/forest


    71 yellow/pastel green


    72 yellow/poppy red


    67 poppy red/ivory


    68 pink/poppy red


    65 coral/poppy red


    63 red/poppy red


    96 red/cognac


    62 red/moor brown


    81 ice blue/ivory


    83 blue/ivory


    84 blue/moor brown


    74 dark blue/ivory


    75 dark blue/moor brown


    82 ice blue/moor brown


    73 petrol/moor brown


    88 cognac/ivory


    76 marron/moor brown


    80 warmgrey/moor brown


    05 dark grey


    78 nero/moor brown


    66 nero

    Leather


    72 snow


    71 sand


    69 marron


    68 chocolate


    67 asphalt


    66 nero


    70 red

    Base


    01 chrome

    Shell: glass fibre reinforced plastic in white.
    Upholstery: one-piece polyurethane foam padding.
    Base: tubular steel, polished chrome finish.
    Glides: plastic glides for carpet; felt glides for hard floors optionally available.

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George Nelson ranks among the most important personalities in American design. As an architect, a designer, an exhibition designer and a publisher, he was a highly influential figure in design and architectural discourse for several decades. Vitra is the only company authorised to manufacture a particular selection of his product range for Europe and South Asia. With us, you can therefore be sure of owning an original Nelson.
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