ZEELAND, MI -Herman Miller Inc. introduced the first in a series of product reintroductions from its collection of modular storage solutions designed by George Nelson at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair last week In New York City.

A select group of items from the Nelson Basic Cabinet Series and a metal leg option for the Platform Bench (shown left) were displayed.
 
Nelson was Herman Miller's director of design from 1945  to 1972. Shortly before Nelson arrived at Herman Miller, he designed the Platform Bench for his office in New York City. Its intent was to provide a place for his materials and short-term guest seating; however, in 1946, it also became a base for the Basic Cabinet Series.

The Platform Bench, together with the select items from the Basic Cabinet Series, can be used for a variety of functions, including a low table, a seating solution, or a base for deep or shallow chests and cabinets that ultimately can be positioned against a wall or used as a room divider. It is available in three sizes, including 48, 60, and 72 inches, with a maple finish and ebonized legs or chrome plated metal legs.

Read Herman Miller's press release.

View video of George Nelson Platform Bench made with Legos.

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