Writing on pieces designed by George Nelson is not new, as he is one of the greatest figures of modernism, however the sideboards and chests designed for Herman Miller are some of the most beautiful and elegant objects that we ever have seen.
During his first trip to Tokyo in 1951, and subsequent trips to Japan in the same decade, Nelson was fascinated by the local culture, having a profound impact on his work. The delicate Miniature Chests is a modernist reinterpretation of traditional Japanese chests 'Echo Tansu' and a perfect illustration of the attention to detail, eye for harmony and a certain uniqueness that Nelson always put in his projects.
The collection Thin Edge Group follows the same respect for quality materials, traditional cabinetry and discrete details, that make all the difference. Designed to look and feel exquisite, this collection stands out for combining elegance and robustness in an exemplary manner, using beautiful hardware and woods like rosewood, walnut or palisander. We love it!
Nelson said he intended them to demonstrate what he liked most about Japanese design—"a sense of fitness in the relationship between hand, material, and shape."