George Nelson said he developed the chair “to give lounge seating comfort, together with great freedom of movement.” He succeeded. With its shallow sides and inviting curves, the chair is designed to let you sit in any position and move with surprising, and relaxing, ease. Generously padded with a thick, one-piece foam rubber cushion upholstered in supple black leather. The third corner—the one that forms the backrest—is just slightly longer than the two on the sides. That’s where the comfort comes from. The upholstery is molded into the simple, striking plastic shell, which is lightweight but sturdy. It sits atop a clean, bent-steel, three-legged base with tough nylon glides.
Dimensions: 40"W x 33"H
Period: Designed in 1955