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Powerhouse Museum and Herman Miller Present: George Nelson

Herman Miller and the Powerhouse Museum are bringing the exhibition ‘George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher’ to Australia.

Powerhouse Museum and Herman Miller Present: George Nelson


May 7th, 2013

One of the preeminent designers of the twentieth century, George Nelson (1908-1986) was not only a leading designer and notable architect, but also a prominent author, editor, lecturer, exhibition designer, and a passionate photographer.

coconut chair nelson herman miller

Coconut Chair 1956

Initially trained as an architect with a degree from Yale, Nelson went on to become design director of Herman Miller, where he created modern furniture classics including the Coconut Chair, the Marshmallow Sofa and Action Office.  Curated by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the exclusive Australian exhibition is the first time a Nelson retrospective of this scale has come to our shores.

marshmallow sofa nelson herman miller

Marshmallow Sofa 1956

Nelson’s impact across the variety of disciplines are explored through five themes: Nelson and the House, Corporate Design, The Office, Exhibition Design and Designer of Influence.  IndesignLive will be giving you the chance to experience the exhibition for free, stay tuned for more information in coming weeks.

swag leg desk and chair nelson herman miller

Swag Leg Desk and Chair

This comprehensive retrospective of his work will open at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney on August 3rd and run until 10th January 2013.

Herman Miller


Powerhouse Museum



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