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1959

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1965

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Comprehensive Storage System (CSS) Wall Unit

This is a Wall unit. It was designed by George Nelson and Associates and manufactured by Herman Miller, Inc.. We acquired it in 2013. Its medium is teak, brushed stainless steel, chromed metal, iron, painted metal, plastic (lamp shade). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

When I was looking through Cooper Hewitt I came across this timeless, classic piece. I am a huge fan of George Nelson and his American industrial design.

  • Swag Leg Chair, 1958
  • molded fiberglass, swaged tubular steel, rubber composite.
  • Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.
  • 1986-99-45

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Comprehensive Storage System (CSS) Wall Unit; Designed by George Nelson and Associates (United States); USA; teak, brushed stainless steel, chromed metal, iron, painted metal, plastic (lamp shade); 2013-41-1-a/r

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Ellen DeGeneres Selects.

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