Nelson was born in Connecticut and studied architecture at Yale University. His work cut across the fields of interior, industrial and exhibition design. In addition to earning a strong reputation as a designer, he was also a writer on design for Architectural Forum, Interiors and Fortune and became one of the most powerful forces behind the development of this century's American design aesthetic.
He was the Design Director for Herman Miller in post war America and it was here that he embarked on a number of collaborations with other influential designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi.
Some of Nelson's most popular pieces include the Coconut Chair, the Marshmallow Sofa, and his slender writing desk. These remain very much in demand today.
Products inspired by George Nelson:
George Nelson Style Coconut Chair
George Nelson Style Writing Desk