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American Trolley by George Nelson for Herman Miller, 1960s

Herman Miller and German manufacturer Vitra share many of the same licenses for midcentury modern masterpieces, the former sold in North America and the later in Europe. Much debate surrounds whether one produces better products than the other. The rivalry between the two companies notwithstanding, Herman Miller pieces have been extensively exhibited and acquisitioned into the permanent collections of institutions such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, and even Weil am Rhein’s Vitra Design Museum—and many, many more.

 

* All images courtesy of Herman Miller.


A trolley designed by George Nelson, manufactured by Herman Miller in the USA, circa 1960. This piece has a grey metal base with two walnut tops. In a good original vintage condition, preserving a patina.

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