Freedom of movement.
"Relating everything to everything"
What kind of person thinks up a chair that looks like a chunk of coconut? How about the same person who came up with the Marshmallow sofa. The person who said, "Total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything." The person who brought modernism to American furniture. George Nelson. 1950s.
Freedom of Movement
Nelson said he developed the chair "to give lounge seating comfort, together with great freedom of movement." Introduced in 1955, the chair is just one artifact of the burst of creativity issuing from George Nelson's design studio and changing the look and feel of American furniture. When our founder, DJ De Pree, convinced Nelson to become his director of design, a warm personal and professional relationship between the two led to a stunning range of products, including the Marshmallow sofa and the first L-shaped desk, a precursor to today's workstation. And this chair.
Plain and Simple
Because of its unique, striking design, the Coconut Lounge Chair is part of the permanent collection in museums worldwide. Because of the comfort Nelson provided in his design, it's also part of the "permanent collection" in homes and offices around the world. The chair, as we produce it today, is true to Nelson's original design, materials, and detailing. A modern classic, plain and simple.