Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

The Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table is a walnut veneered desk with sculptural legs created by swaging (pressure curving) metal tubes. Designed by George Nelson in 1958 as an exploration of how to make table legs more fluid, the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table uses a minimal combination of tabletop and stretcher elements to give the table structure while keeping the eye focused on the beauty of the legs. The Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table has a width of 54” | 137.2 cm, depth of 36” | 91.4 cm, and overall height of 29.4” | 74.7 cm.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table measuring desk height, width, and depth

The Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table is a walnut veneered desk with sculptural legs created by swaging (pressure curving) metal tubes. Designed by George Nelson in 1958 as an exploration of how to make table legs more fluid, the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table uses a minimal combination of tabletop and stretcher elements to give the table structure while keeping the eye focused on the beauty of the legs. The Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table has a width of 54” | 137.2 cm, depth of 36” | 91.4 cm, and overall height of 29.4” | 74.7 cm.

Common Questions
What is the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table?
The Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table is a George Nelson designed (1958) walnut veneered desk with sculptural legs created by swaging (pressure curving) metal tubes.
How big is the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table?
The Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table is 54” (137.2 cm) wide and 36” (91.4 cm) deep with an overall area of 13.5 ft2 (1.3 m2).
What is the work surface height of the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table?
The Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table has a walnut or laminate work surface set at a height of 29.4” (74.7 cm) from the floor.
Common Questions
How tall is a typical desk?
Desks have an average work surface height between 28”-30” (71-76 cm) from the floor.
How big is a desk?
Desks are designed with a range of styles and sizes with common overall widths between 30”-60” (76-152 cm) and depths between 20”-36” (51-91 cm).
What is the seat height of a desk chair?
Desk chairs, or office chairs, have seat heights that vary between users with standard seat heights that range from 16”-21” (41-53 cm).

Details

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Height: 
29.4” | 75 cm
Width:
54” | 137 cm
Depth:
36” | 91 cm
Length:
Weight:

Materials: Chrome steel legs, walnut or laminate top
Designer: George Nelson

Year
1958

Drawings include:
Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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