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George Nelson

George Nelson (1908-1986) was a pioneering American industrial designer known for his influential contributions to mid-20th century design. As Design Director for Herman Miller, he collaborated with renowned designers like Charles and Ray Eames to create iconic furniture pieces. Nelson's work blended traditional craftsmanship with modern technology, revolutionizing the furniture industry and shaping the modern American home. Beyond furniture, he advocated for "total design," integrating architecture, interior design, and product design to create cohesive environments. His legacy continues to inspire designers worldwide, with his timeless creations epitomizing his vision and ingenuity.

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Vitra Ball Clock Wall Clock
Vitra Ball Clock Wall Clock
Vitra Ball Clock Wall Clock
€287,10
Hay Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant
4 variants
Vitra Eye Clock
Vitra Eye Clock
Vitra Eye Wall Clock
€395,10
Hay Nelson Ball Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Ball Bubble Pendant
3 variants
Hay Nelson Ball Bubble Pendant
€475,14
Hay Nelson Apple Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Apple Bubble Pendant
€555,93
Hay Nelson Saucer Crisscross Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Saucer Crisscross Bubble Pendant
2 variants
Hay Nelson Wall Sconce Lamp
Hay Nelson Wall Sconce Lamp
4 variants
Hay Nelson Wall Sconce Lamp
€639,12
Hay Nelson Apple Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Ball Crisscross Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Ball Crisscross Bubble Pendant
2 variants
Hay Nelson Cigar Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Cigar Bubble Pendant
4 variants
Hay Nelson Cigar Bubble Pendant
€445,44
Hay Nelson Roll Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Roll Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Roll Bubble Pendant
€607,12
Hay Nelson Angled Sphere Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Angled Sphere Bubble Pendant
3 variants
Hay Nelson Bell Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Bell Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Bell Bubble Pendant
€2.192,53
Hay Nelson Lantern Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Lantern Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Pear Crisscross Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Pear Crisscross Bubble Pendant
2 variants
Hay Nelson Cigar Crisscross Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Cigar Crisscross Bubble Pendant
2 variants
Hay Nelson Pear Bubble Pendant
Hay Nelson Pear Bubble Pendant
2 variants
Hay Nelson Pear Bubble Pendant
€516,74
George Nelson (1908-1986) was a visionary American industrial designer and architect whose innovative contributions profoundly influenced mid-20th century design. Renowned for his iconic furniture designs, architectural projects, and pioneering role as a design educator, Nelson left an indelible mark on the world of design. His work epitomizes the mid-century modern aesthetic, characterized by clean lines, organic forms, and a playful yet functional approach.

As Design Director for the Herman Miller furniture company from 1945 to 1972, Nelson played a pivotal role in shaping the company's identity and defining the modern American home. His collaborations with legendary designers like Charles and Ray Eames resulted in timeless classics. Nelson's designs revolutionized the furniture industry, blending traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to create pieces that were both innovative and accessible.

Beyond furniture design, Nelson's influence extended to architecture and urban planning. He was a proponent of "total design," advocating for the integration of architecture, interior design, and product design to create cohesive environments. His architectural projects, including the celebrated Miller House in Indiana, showcased his holistic approach to design and his commitment to enhancing the quality of everyday life. George Nelson's legacy continues to inspire designers and enthusiasts alike, his timeless creations standing as testaments to his enduring vision and ingenuity.