Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

Front elevation of the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table with a desk lamp and Apple iMac computer for scale

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.

Details

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Width: 54” | 137.2 cm
Depth: 36” | 91.4 cm
Height: 29.4” | 74.7 cm
Area: 13.5 ft2 | 1.3 m2

Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1958
Materials: Chrome steel legs, walnut or laminate top

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

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