Drawing of a woman sitting on the Nelson Platform bench for scale comparison

Nelson Platform Bench

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Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1946
Height: 14” | 35.6 cm
Depth: 18.5” | 47 cm
Length (Small): 48” | 121.9 cm
Length (Medium): 60” | 152.4 cm
Length (Large): 72” | 182.9 cm
Materials: Maple or walnut slats, ebonized maple legs

The Nelson Platform Bench is a multi-functional rectangular midcentury bench that can be used as seating, as a table, or a platform base as necessary. Designed by George Nelson in 1946, the Nelson Platform Bench is constructed using finger-jointed solid maple or walnut connections for additional strength. The Nelson Platform Bench is set on trapezoidal legs and comes in three lengths: a short bench of 48” | 121.9 cm, mid-sized at 60” | 152.4 cm, and a long length of 72” | 182.9 cm. The bench has a height of 14” | 35.6 cm with a depth of 18.5” | 47 cm. A design variation with metal legs is also available.

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelsen Platform Bench with measurements on the front, side, and plan views

The Nelson Platform Bench is a multi-functional rectangular midcentury bench that can be used as seating, as a table, or a platform base as necessary. Designed by George Nelson in 1946, the Nelson Platform Bench is constructed using finger-jointed solid maple or walnut connections for additional strength. The Nelson Platform Bench is set on trapezoidal legs and comes in three lengths: a short bench of 48” | 121.9 cm, mid-sized at 60” | 152.4 cm, and a long length of 72” | 182.9 cm. The bench has a height of 14” | 35.6 cm with a depth of 18.5” | 47 cm. A design variation with metal legs is also available.

Alternative smaller and longer lengths of the Nelson Platform Bench with dimensions

Drawings include:
Nelson Platform Bench front elevation, front (woman sitting), side, plan, front/plan (long), front/plan (short)

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