Modernist Design /19 October 2003


George Nelson

CSS for Hugh DuPree
Herman Miller
USA, 1960s
walnut, enameled metal
120 w × 14 d × 96 h in (305 × 36 × 244 cm)

Custom made for Hugh DuPree, president of Herman Miller, for his house in Zeeland, Michigan. This set differs from the production model in the shelving and angle brackets. This CSS system includes fourteen shelves, one drop front desk, letter cabinet, one flip front cabinet, two sliding door cabinets, one divided cabinet, and three can lights. Two miniature drawers with porcelain pulls are concealed inside the desk. Three bays are 32" wide and one is 24".

provenance: Hugh DuPree, Zeeland, Michigan Private collection

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $9,360

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