American ash wood coming from the East Coast is a popular choice for solid hardwood furniture. Stained in Ebony, Walnut or Natural Colors
A medium to large hardwood, native to the eastern regions of North America. Its heartwood ranges from a golden to rich chocolate brown colour. All our solid woods are FAS which is the highest grade of hardwood lumber.
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.
48 in x 18.5 in x 15.25 in (Width x Depth x Height)
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)
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.