Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1908, George Nelson studied architecture at Yale University, teaching for a short time before the Great Depression. In 1932, he won the Rome Prize and spent the next two years studying design in Italy. Returning to the states, Nelson sold his essays to Pencil Points and became an associate editor at Architecture Forum and Fortune magazine. After reading Nelson’s innovative book Tomorrow's House, then president of Herman Miller furniture company D.J. De Pree hired Nelson as design director. Nelson launched his first collection in 1947 and transformed the struggling company into a groundbreaking leader in the field. Nelson remained at Herman Miller until the mid-1960s, and was responsible for bringing Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and Isamu Noguchi on board.

In 1947, Nelson opened his own design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc. which at one time employed over seventy people. The company’s work within corporate settings revolutionized the concept of branding and elevated industrial design to new heights. Throughout his career, Nelson continued to write critically about design across multiple planes, teaching and consulting until his death in 1986.

Upcoming Lots **George Nelson & Associates**

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table clock, model 4761

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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Knot clock, model 4775

estimate: $700–900

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Thin Edge nightstands model 5707, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000

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Contract Bench System, model 5996

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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Asterisk wall clock, model 2213

estimate: $200–300

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tray tables, pair

estimate: $1,000–1,500

130

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Miniature cabinet

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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Thin Edge cabinet, model 5202

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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table clock, model 4765A

estimate: $400–600

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Flock of Butterflies clock, model 2226

estimate: $5,000–7,000

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early table clock, model 4762

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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Pretzel armchair, model 5890

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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Masonite table clock, model 4767A

estimate: $700–900

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CSS (Comprehensive Storage System)

estimate: $3,000–5,000

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Thin Edge cabinet, model 5202

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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Spike wall clock, model 2202E

estimate: $700–900

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Coconut chairs, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000

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Baroque table clock, model 2255

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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Thin Edge cabinet, model 5723

estimate: $5,000–7,000

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Half Nelson table lamp

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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Slat bench, model 4692

estimate: $700–900

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CSS (Comprehensive Storage System)

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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Slat bench, model 4992

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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firestarter

estimate: $500–700

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Action Office storage system

estimate: $700–900

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cabinet, model 4606 and bookcase, model 4635-AG

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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cabinet, model 4937

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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Slat bench, model 4992

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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Catenary chair, model 6380

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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Catenary coffee table, model 6371

estimate: $700–900

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CSS (Comprehensive Storage System)

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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daybed, model 5088

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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CSS (Comprehensive Storage System)

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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firestarter

estimate: $500–700

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headboard, model 4646

estimate: $300–500

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coffee table, model 5452

estimate: $500–700

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cabinet, model 4937 and bookcase, model 4935

estimate: $1,500–2,000

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lounge chair, model 5071 and ottoman

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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pedestal occasional table, model 5451

estimate: $100–150

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planter coffee table, model 4757

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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Slat bench, model 4692

estimate: $500–700

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Steelframe cabinet, model 4012

estimate: $500–700

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Sling sofa, model 6832

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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Steelframe armchairs model 5080, pair

estimate: $700–900

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Steelframe cabinet, model 4011 and nightstand, model 4051

estimate: $700–900

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Steelframe desk, model 4173

estimate: $700–900

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nightstand, model 4618

estimate: $500–700

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cabinet, model 4935

estimate: $1,500–2,000

Auction Results **George Nelson & Associates**

### George Nelson & Associates

Rare and important Marshmallow Sofa

estimate: $50,000–70,000

result: $112,500

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Comprehensive Storage System

estimate: $5,000–7,000

result: $36,750

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Thin Edge end tables, pair

estimate: $10,000–15,000

result: $34,800

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custom jewelry chest

estimate: $30,000–40,000

result: $33,600

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Marshmallow Sofa

estimate: $30,000–40,000

result: $30,420

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Marshmallow sofa, model #5670

estimate: $15,000–20,000

result: $27,600

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custom wall clock, model #2237

estimate: $20,000–30,000

result: $24,000

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miniature chest, model #5511

estimate: $10,000–15,000

result: $24,000

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Marshmallow sofa

estimate: $10,000–15,000

result: $20,700

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Marshmallow sofa

estimate: $7,000–9,000

result: $20,000

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Carousel weather vane

estimate: $5,000–7,000

result: $20,000

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Marshmallow sofa, model 5670

estimate: $15,000–20,000

result: $20,000

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Whirlygig clock, model 2268

estimate: $10,000–15,000

result: $18,600

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miniature cabinet

estimate: $15,000–20,000

result: $18,200

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table clock, model 2208

estimate: $7,000–9,000

result: $18,000

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jewelry cabinet, model #5211

estimate: $10,000–15,000

result: $17,700

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Watermelon table clock, model 2219-B

estimate: $6,000–8,000

result: $17,700

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Marshmallow sofa

estimate: $15,000–20,000

result: $17,500

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Clocknik table clock, model 2270

estimate: $5,000–7,000

result: $17,500

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Rare Five Leaf chairs from the 1964 New York World's Fair, pair

estimate: $8,000–10,000

result: $17,500

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Comprehensive Storage System (CSS)

estimate: $5,000–7,000

result: $16,250

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Watermelon table clock, model 2219B

estimate: $7,000–9,000

result: $16,250

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chaise lounge, model #5490

estimate: $7,000–9,000

result: $15,600

### George Nelson & Associates

Comprehensive Storage System (CSS)

estimate: $9,000–12,000

result: $15,600