The Nelson Platform Bench

A simplistic design at first glance, The Nelson Platform Bench, encompasses mid-century modern style with a multi-functional purpose.

Named after its designer, George Nelson, Nelson created this original design in 1946 and is considered to be one of the pioneers in mid-century modern design. He is known for some of his more eccentric designs like the Marshmallow Sofa and the Coconut Chair, but the Nelson Platform Bench is a more versatile furnishing that fits well in a variety of design motifs.

Additionally, this bench can serve as both a bench for seating and / or as a coffee table. Its height being a primary factor in this, but also due to its sturdy, solid wood top and solid wood legs. It features sleek, clean lines and its top, which can be purchased in a variety of finishes, contrasts elegantly with its black painted birch wood legs.

The Nelson Platform Bench is an excellent alternative to traditional seating and is also an excellent way to conserve space or for additional seating for extra company and guests. It can serve as a coffee table by day and switch to a bench at night when hosting gatherings. The benches top features wooden planks integrated into the entirety of the seat creating a more spatial feel which is a unique touch when compared to most solid wood benches.

Both its form and functionality embody the spirit of mid-century modern design that cherishes practicality without compromising style.

You can find highly accurate reproductions of The Nelson Platform Bench in a variety of finishes and sizes, as well as other mid century modern designs from trusted online modern furniture and contemporary decor sellers.

July 8th, 2017 by Alex

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