George Nelson

George Nelson was another contemporary of Charles Eames and Eliel Saarnien in the American modernism era.

By contrast, he took his inspiration from every day shapes, building his designs from a series of shapes knitted together to create a structure. His work has often been described as typical American atomic, space age-inspired design. He later became concerned with furniture as means to utilise space, and in 1945 he co-authored a book posing the question of 'What's inside the wall?' perhaps the inspiration behind his flat, slim line benches and chest of draws.

He believed that furniture should be primarily to solve problems, and that nature was already perfect. His quest was to produce furniture as minimalist and using a little energy in construction as possible.

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