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Coconut Chair

George Nelson, 1955

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The Coconut Chair by George Nelson is a spacious lounge chair with an instantly recognisable shape that makes a striking accent in diverse settings such as lobbies, lounges and waiting areas. The designer himself compared the chair to a segment of a coconut cut into eight pieces – but with reversed colours. The comfortable one-piece upholstery is covered with leather or fabric, and the expansive shell offers great freedom of movement.
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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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