Coconut Chair

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Product Story

The Coconut Chair was originally designed by George Nelson, a mid-century modernist supporter and prolific writer. His three-cornered seat was inspired by a coconut’s shape divided into eight pieces. Its open frame lets you relax in any position, making sitting in it a comfortable, minimalist experience. It boasts a fiberglass shell and stainless steel legs for optimal strength and longevity. Feature it in your living or business space for a striking piece that will awe your guests every time. 

Details & Specs

This premium Rove Concepts reproduction features:
  • Hand-stitching using braided lockstitch throughout the entire piece for an outstandingly luxurious feel with the durability of the original design
  • Construction around a curvature-true fiberglass shell that is true to the original dimensions
  • Polished #304 grade stainless steel for a modern finish resistant to chipping and flaking
  • Floor protective pads on the feet of the chair to protect surfaces
  • Available in a variety of 100% Full Grain Aniline Leathers imported from Italy

This item is not manufactured by or affiliated with the original designer(s) and associated parties.

Standard Dimensions

39.8 in x 32.3 in x 36.6 in (Width x Depth x Height)

The Designer

George Nelson

George Nelson

George Nelson (1908 – 1986) helped establish American Modernism. Most established as an industrial designer and writer, he helped bring designers like Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier to the North American scene while making his own contributions to the industry. 

Nelson did not intend to become an architect. His career began by accident when he came across the architecture faculty at Yale when avoiding the rain. However, he quickly became known in modern design circles, even before graduating from the program. 

Critical of peers who bent to the whims of their clients, Nelson maintained a belief that the ideas of modernism should always been maintained. His Coconut Chair and Platform Bench series are examples of his strong principles and devotion to the style. 

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Customers Reviews

This chair was easy to put

River - Verified Buyer - (5/5)
This chair was easy to put together, looks great and is surprising comfortable. the seat is hard so you are not going to get the plush feel of an upholstered chair, but all of guests who have used the chair are impressed with how it conforms to your body. I ordered it as a tester but I think I will go ahead and place a couple more! Great customer service, prompt response and great quality.