George Nelson

“Design can not transform a dark brown little life into a large, brightly coloured one- only the person living the life can do that” George Nelson

While at the Vitra House in Germany this weekend I came across the above quote and immediately fell in love with it so I decided to feature George Nelson as this weeks designer. George Nelson, along with several other designers was one of the founders of American Modernism. In his post-war book “Tomorrow’s House” he introduced the concept of the “Family Room” and the “Storage Wall”. He worked as director for design for Herman Miller for many years and designed countless pieces of furniture and accessories. Oddly enough, he had no idea he wanted to be an architect until he found himself in the Yale Architecture building, taking refuge from a rain storm.

Here are a few examples of his amazing work.

 

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