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The comparison of the Coconut Chair to an eighth of a sectioned coconut goes back to the designer himself, George Nelson – a prominent exponent of American mid-century modernism. However, the colour scheme of this iconic, spacious lounge chair is reversed: the outside of the plastic shell is white, while the comfortable one-piece upholstery is covered in high-quality leather or fabric in a variety of colours.
George Nelson, born 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA), studied architecture at Yale University. A fellowship enabled him to study at the American Academy in Rome from 1932 to 1934. In Europe, he became acquainted with the major architectural works and leading protagonists of modernism.
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