Coconut Chair

George Nelson, 1955

The Coconut Chair, a prime example of 1950s design, is distinguished by its humorous undertones, formal clarity and sparing 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 range of positions.

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Hopsak (28)Other colours
  •  71 yellow/pastel green
    71 yellow/pastel green
  •  69 grass-green/ivory
    69 grass-green/ivory
  •  70 grass green/forest
    70 grass green/forest
  •  87 ivory/forest
    87 ivory/forest
  •  77 nero/forest
    77 nero/forest
  •  85 mint/ivory
    85 mint/ivory
  •  86 mint/forest
    86 mint/forest
  •  73 petrol/moor brown
    73 petrol/moor brown
Leather (8)
  •  72 snow
    72 snow
  •  21 dim grey
    21 dim grey
  •  67 asphalt
    67 asphalt
  •  66 nero
    66 nero
  •  68 chocolate
    68 chocolate
  •  69 marron
    69 marron
  •  70 red
    70 red
  •  71 sand
    71 sand
Leather Premium (22)Other colours
  •  72 snow
    72 snow
  •  64 cement
    64 cement
  •  65 granite
    65 granite
  •  60 smoke blue
    60 smoke blue
  •  59 jade
    59 jade
  •  58 khaki
    58 khaki
  •  61 umbra grey
    61 umbra grey
  •  67 asphalt
    67 asphalt
Base (1)
  •  01 chrome
    01 chrome
Material description
  • Shell: glass fibre reinforced plastic in white.
  • Upholstery: one-piece polyurethane foam padding.
  • Base: tubular steel, polished chrome finish.
  • Glides: fitted with plastic glides for carpet; felt glides for hard floors optionally available.
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George Nelson
George Nelson is regarded as one of the most important figures in American design. Active as an architect, a product and exhibition designer and a writer, he was a leading voice in the discourse on design and architecture over several decades. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of furniture designs by Nelson for markets in Europe and the Middle East.
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