For the nelson swag leg chair, designer George Nelson decided to use separate pieces for the seat and back which created a design that lets the chair flex as the sitter moves. A slit between the seat and back helps prevent heat build-up. Wide, flat arms provide a comfortable resting place for your arms. The look is light-scaled, sculpted, and delicate, but the base is strong16-gauge steel--and the recyclable polypropylene shell stands up to long-term use.
Shells are available in white, grey, or black. Legs come in chrome, white, or black umber. Choose a shell and base that match or contrast.
Dimensions: 28"W x 21.8"D x 31.8"H, Seat Height 18"H
Herman Miller decided to reintroduce the classic Nelson swag leg group because the retro yet modern chairs, tables, and desks have the look, scale, and function that are just right for today. The Swag chair design is stylish, elegant, and-although 50 years old-completely contemporary. It goes nicely with the swag leg desk and tables, and this classic design is also at home with other furniture, modern or traditional.
The Swag Leg Chair, named for the process that created the distinctive legs because designer George Nelson started with this idea: "Wouldn't it be beautiful to have some kind of sculptured leg on a piece of furniture?" How could that be done without wood and hand-carving tools? Using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube-the process called swaging-proved a success.
George Nelson used separate pieces for the seat and back and glued them together, so the swag leg chair can flex with the sitter. A slit between the seat and back helps prevent heat buildup. Wide, flat arms provide a comfortable place to rest forearms.
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