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Marshmallow Sofa

George Nelson, 1956

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George Nelson's Marshmallow Sofa transforms the traditional sofa into a playful three-dimensional object with round, colourful cushions attached to a simple steel frame. An extension element with six additional cushions can be mounted between sofas for seating of indefinite length, perfectly adapted to the needs of individual waiting areas, lounges or lobbies.
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Material description
  • Frame: rectangular steel profiles, lacquered in black.
  • Upholstery: 18 cushions.
  • Cover: dark red, orange, green, purple and blue vinyl.
  • Extension element: for mounting between two sofas, frame with six cushions.
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Marshmallow Sofa
George Nelson's Marshmallow Sofa transforms the traditional sofa into a playful three-dimensional object with eighteen colourful cushions attached to a simple steel frame. Due to the unusual form and construction of the Marshmallow Sofa, it is one of the most extraordinary sofas in the history of design. An extension element with six additional cushions can be mounted between two sofa units, making it possible to create a sofa of indefinite length. The individual cushions are upholstered with…
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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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