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Nelson Coconut Lounge Chair

 George Nelson
What would you call it? Classic? Icon? Slice of fruit? More than half a century after we manufactured the first one, the chair we call the Coconut is as wonderful to look at—and sit in—as ever.

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Nelson Coconut Lounge Chair

Yes, It Is Comfortable!

If the idea of sitting in a coconut slice makes your back tense up, sit in this one. With its shallow sides and inviting curves, the chair is designed to let you sit in any position, move, and relax with surprising ease.

George Nelson

"I developed the chair to give lounge seating comfort, together with great freedom of movement."

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  • Comfortable Materials

    Comfortable Materials

    Generously padded with a thick, one-piece foam rubber cushion upholstered in supple black leather. The third corner—the one that forms the backrest—is just slightly longer than the two on the sides. That's where the comfort comes from.

  • Sturdy Construction

    Sturdy Construction

    The upholstery is molded into the simple, striking plastic shell, which is lightweight but sturdy. It sits atop a clean, bent-steel, three-legged base with tough nylon glides. Durability. Built in.

Nelson Coconut Lounge Chair

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.

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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.

Nelson Coconut Lounge Chair Design

Nelson Coconut Lounge Chair Design

A Lounging George Nelson

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.

General Dimensions

  • H:840"
  • H:265”
  • W:1015"
  • D:865"
Nelson Coconut Lounge Chair

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Care & Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.



For normal cleaning, wet cheesecloth in a nonabrasive cleaner, like liquid dish soap, and rub the chrome component lightly until the original luster reappears. Dry the component with a soft cloth to remove any soap residue.


For normal cleaning, wash plastic surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.


For normal cleaning, vacuum upholstery fabric using an upholstery attachment. If further cleaning is needed, dry-clean or spot clean fabric with solvent cleaner.

Do not brush fabric or use a vacuum attachment with a rotary brush. Brushing may permanently damage the nap or change the character of the fabric.

Do not apply water or any liquid solution. Wetting the fabric with any liquid solution may result in permanent damage.


For normal cleaning, vacuum or dust frequently with a clean, dry cloth. If leather is soiled, it can be wiped with a damp soft cloth and a lather of any mild soap and a minimum amount of lukewarm water. Do not spot clean leather; clean the entire surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry with a clean, soft cloth.

For spots and spills, wipe excess liquid immediately with a clean cloth or sponge; let the leather air dry. If the spot is still visible, further cleaning may be necessary. Sponge the entire surface—seat, back, or chair arm—with clean, lukewarm water. Let the leather air dry; never use a hair dryer or other heat source to dry leather.

For stubborn spots and stains, apply a mild, nonabrasive soap solution with a clean, wet sponge. Rinse well and let air dry. For butter, oil, or grease, wipe the leather with a clean, dry cloth and let the remainder of the oil dissipate into the leather. Do not apply water or try to wash a grease spot.

Do not use saddle soap, cleaning solvents, oils, furniture polishes, varnishes, abrasive cleaners, detergents, or ammonia on leather; they will ruin the finish, causing it to become sticky and cracked.

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