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Coconut Chair

George Nelson, 1955

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The comparison of the Coconut Chair to an eighth of a sectioned coconut goes back to the designer himself, George Nelson – a prominent exponent of American mid-century modernism. However, the colour scheme of this iconic, spacious lounge chair is reversed: the outside of the plastic shell is white, while the comfortable one-piece upholstery is covered in high-quality leather or fabric in a variety of colours.
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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.
This product was designed by
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 specified Nelson products for markets in Europe and the Middle East.
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