George Nelson, a graduate of architecture at the prestigious Yale University, was best known in Europe for his architectural designs and as a leading figure in the modernist movement. In the USA, he became known first as an editor at the Architectural Forum and especially as a design director at the furniture company Herman Miller, where he became a key figure in American design at the time.
Prior to working with the Vitra brand in the 1950s, Nelson ran his own design office, which created some of the well-known turn-of-the-century designs. The Vitra portfolio included the unforgettable Vitra Wall Clock from Nelson's pen, as well as the Marshmallow Sofa and, of course, the iconic Coconut Chair.
Learn more about the designer at georgenelsonfoundation.org.