Nelson Pedestal Table by Herman Miller. George Nelson’s furniture creations, including the Nelson End Tables by Herman Miller, are characterized by simplicity of form. Their understated elegance and ability to blend beautifully with their surroundings is optimum. Nelson Pedestal Table Features: Exposed wood edges Available in 3 different height configurations Laminate top available in black, white, or studio white colors Base finish available in white or polished aluminum colors Herman Miller History Founded in 1923 and recognized today throughout the world as an innovator in office and residential furniture design, Herman Miller has been ranked since 1986 among the top ten in Fortune MagazineÕs annual list of the 500 most admired companies. Their pioneering research into producing environmentally responsible furniture has earned them GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certification for most of their products. Aesthetically, many of Herman MillerÕs iconic designs, particularly from the 1940s and 1950s, are valuable collectorÕs items and on permanent display in museums such as the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Smithsonian Institution.In 1933, new furniture designs created by Herman Miller designer Gilbert Rohde exhibiting the smooth lines and unembellished shapes of the emerging mid-century modern furniture style were exhibited at the Chicago WorldÕs Fair. In 1944, RohdeÕs successor George Nelson designed such enduring icons as the Platform bench, and was famously responsible for teaming the company with such influential design artists as Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi and Charles and Ray Eames. Charles Eames, widely regarded as a genius in contemporary furniture design, produced one of Herman MillerÕs most successful products in 1956, the elegant Eames Lounge chair. In 1994, Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf introduced a new office chair called Aeron (derived from the word aeration, which describes how the mesh suspension promotes comfort), which became an immediate worldwide success and earned a spot in the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as well. Today, Herman Miller continues to attract world-famous designers like Jeff Weber, Jerome Caruso, the Studio 7.5 Design Team in Berlin, Yves Béhar, Mark Goetz and many more.If the purpose of design is to solve problems, and the relationship between design and business is synergistic, then Herman Miller today continues to be in the vanguard of design as a fundamental part of strategic planning.
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