Platform Bench

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Product Story

George Nelson’s architecture background can be seen in the Nelson Platform Bench. The bench is a practical example of the influence of building styles on mid-century modern furniture design. It stays true to Nelson’s strict ideas on modern function and form. This bench comes in two sizes and two solid hardwood finishes. 

Details & Specs

This premium Rove Concepts reproduction features:
  • Solid natural hardwood
  • 3 coats of UV-cured polyurethane finish
  • Iron frame base painted black
  • Respects the original architectural specifications
  • 5 year manufacturer's warranty
  • Different sizes available

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

Standard Dimensions

48 in x 18.5 in x 15.25 in (Width x Depth x Height)

Additional Dimensions

60 in x 18.5 in x 15.25 in - (60" Size, Natural Wood Finishes)
72 in x 18.5 in x 15.25 in - (72" Size, Natural Wood Finishes)

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

I received the bench about 11

Roan - Verified Buyer - (5/5)
I received the bench about 11 weeks after I ordered it, even though it felt like forever but with very informative customer care I was able to pull through it. I read previous reviews about the color and quality, and so I expected the bench to be brownish/black and was not disappointed. I needed a nice bench near my front hallway, and this fitted perfectly in that space. I was concerned that my husband would not like the bench, but he seemed pleasantly pleased. Great first experience with Rove Concepts!