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American Swag Leg Home Desk (model 5850), ca. 1958-64, designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, USA, ca. 1958

American Swag Leg Home Desk (model 5850), ca. 1958-64, designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, USA, ca. 1958

Product Description:

Desk: table top with plastic coating, oil walnut frame, polished chrome steel, labelled: "Designed by George Nelson, Herman Miller, Zeeland, Mich.", designed in 1954, produced from 1958-64; together with an American mid-century plywood seat office chair, apparently unmarked

The legs of the Swaged Leg Group, which also included chairs, obtained their form through the swaging process, by which the steel tube can be tapered and bent. In order to reduce production costs, all four legs of a table or chair were shaped in the same way. To reduce shipping costs, the legs were designed to be easily assembled by the dealers themselves. By means of a welded piece of sheet metal, the steel tube legs can be joined to wooden slats to form a solid table base.
Source: George Nelson Foundation

Condition:

Desk: water stains to back, one missing foot, overall wear to laminate surface consistent with age and use, laminate is flaking on front edge of top shelf, the metal and hardware with some oxidation

Chair: overall wear to plywood, nicks to the edge of seat


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Provenance:

Inherited by descent from the grandmother of the current owner

About The Artist:

George Nelson was one of the founding fathers of the American design movement in the mid-20th century. As an architect, author, furniture designer, graphic designer, exhibition designer, teacher, amateur photographer, and general provocateur, he shaped the course of design in America for over four decades.

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American Swag Leg Home Desk (model 5850), ca. 1958-64, designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, USA, ca. 1958

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