Introduced in 1946, the Nelson platform bench remains a landmark of modern design. The clean, rectilinear lines reflect designer George Nelson's architectural background and his insistence on what he called "honest" design—making an honest visual statement about an object's purpose. The bench serves as a multipurpose display and resting place in offices, public areas, and homes. By Herman Miller.
The platform bench is whatever you need it to be. A bench, for seating. A platform, for displaying objects, plants, your MP3 dock. A low table, for magazines, books, a bowl of fruit. Place two together to make a coffee table.
The bench is made of solid maple slats, which are spaced to let air and light through, and sealed with a clear-coat finish. With a choice of chrome-plated metal legs or ebonized finger-jointed wood base to make this a striking accent piece.
The bench can be used with the Nelson basic cabinet series and optional leather or fabric covered cushions.