Pictured above: 1950's America featuring Atomic Space Age Design
George Nelson Architect and Designer:
(1908-1986) was, together with Charles & Ray Eames, one of the
founding fathers of American modernism. We like to think of George
Nelson as "The Creator of Beautiful and Practical Things".
George Nelson (1908-1986), USA: Modern Design Archive.
2005-2009: George Nelson Archive: all rights reserved.
Several George Nelson products are still in production today. Please check the following authorized manufacturers for official and fully authorized George Nelson products:
George Nelson Clocks: a large quantity of clocks is currently produced by Vitra, as well as one clock through Howard Miller.
George Nelson Bubble Lamps: Modernica is the only official and authorized George Nelson Bubble Lamp manufacturer
George Nelson Furniture: Herman MIller produces the George Nelson Bench. Coconut Chair, End Table, Marshmallow Sofa, Miniature Chest, Nelson Platform Bench, Nelson Swag Leg Group, etc.
George Nelson: Architect / Writer / Designer / Teacher
George Nelson Book by Vitra: Sunburst clocks, swag-leg armchairs: the designs of George Nelson have
come to define the mid-century modern aesthetic. In honor of George Nelson's
100th birthday comes this exhibition catalog for the first
comprehensive retrospective of the work of George Nelson, without question one of the
most influential figures in American design during the second half of
the twentieth century. Full color, extensively illustrated, this book
from the Vitra Design Museum is a fitting tribute to this seminal
figure. With eight essays by German and American design historians, the
publication deals with all of the areas in George Nelson's oeuvre, many of
which are presented here for the first time. The majority of illustrations, previously unpublished, come from the George Nelson Estate in the Vitra Design Museum Archive.