Modern Design /06 October 2009


George Nelson & Associates

Comprehensive Storage System (CSS)
Herman Miller
USA, c. 1959
walnut veneer, enameled wood, aluminum, plastic
113 w × 20½ d × 96 h in (287 × 52 × 244 cm)

This CSS unit features four uprights, three shelves, two cabinets concealing storage, two cabinets with file drawers and one desk top with three drawers. Signed with manufacturer's disc label to cabinet interior: [Designed by George Nelson Herman Miller Zeeland, Michigan].

literature: George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher, von Vegesack and Eisenbrand, pg. 245 discusses series Design for Living: Furniture and Lighting 1950-2000, Hanks and Hoy, ppg. 54-55

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,000

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