About the Designer George Nelson United States (1908 - 1986)
George Nelson began his design for what became the Swag Leg Group with the simple desire to create furniture with a sculptured leg. Beyond beauty, he sought practicality, insisting that the legs be made of metal, machine formed and pre-finished. The Nelson Swag Leg Group is a revival of an historic collection by George Nelson. Introduced in 1958, the group's evocative pieces have a look, scale, and function that are simply right for today. These classic, sculpted designs can be used individually or together in the home or office, from meeting spaces to offices and dining areas.
A landmark of modern design that's still turning heads and making people smile, the Marshmallow Sofa illustrates how the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. By joining separate elements and making them appear to float on air, designers George Nelson and Irving Harper achieved this sofa's unique appearance and eye-catching appeal. The result is a piece with just the right mix of drama and utility, with cushions available in dozens of fabrics and leather options for the right look in a private office, lobby, lounge, living room, or den. The Design
In designing their 1956 Marshmallow Sofa, Irving Harper and George Nelson exploded the sofa's parts into separate elements. This atom-like appearance, as in the ball clock before it, put elegant emphasis on function to create a pared-down aesthetic. Its cushions like 18 giant marshmallows stuck to a steel frame soften the sofa's curious looks.
When the Marshmallow Sofa was introduced in 1956, the Herman Miller catalog described it as ''The first of a series of pieces embodying a new concept in soft seating. We feel that it has possible use not only in the home, but in contract use for lobbies in public buildings where the very fact that it is unusual will be a plus.''
It was a new concept in soft seating, as the Herman Miller catalog put it, adding that despite its astonishing appearance, this piece is very comfortable.
Designed by Irving Harper and George Nelson, the sofa was reintroduced by Herman Miller after a 34-year hiatus in 1999.
The Nelson Marshmallow Sofa is offered as a Specialty Order Item in order to accommodate complete customization.
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Also, should you discover shortly after receiving your Nelson Marshmallow Sofa that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost. and Utah
18 round, comfortable cushions ''float'' on the frame
Brushed tubular steel frame
Black satin legs
Strong, durable base
Appropriate for high-traffic areas
Cushions detach for easy cleaning or, as the original catalog says, interchanged to equalize wear
Dozens of vinyl and fabric options
Colorful OptionsCushions are available in a wide selection of genuine leathers
Collection: George Nelson
Height: 31 ''
Seat Height: 16''
Overall Product Weight: 167 lbs.
Wayfair also backs a 1-Year Herman Miller Manufacturer Warranty. Should you experience any problems with your Nelson Marshmallow Sofa, Herman Miller will cover the cost of fixing it for you within this time period.
Note: This quality item is custom made for your order. Unfortunately, this means that orders cannot be cancelled or returned once placed, so please call our trained staff with any questions you may have prior to ordering - we will ensure that you get exactly what you need.
I bought this sofa shortly after its re~issue several years ago, and STILL LOVE IT !!! It's in our "Rat Pack Lounge" , Black vinyl cushions against a Glittering gold wall, with Nelson's bench as it's cocktail table...stunning! We refer to it as "art that you can sit on"....as refreshing and exciting today as it was over 50 years ago, a timeless beauty, ..a TRUE classic !!!