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George Nelson Coconut Chair

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We do love the designs of George Nelson here at Retro To Go, but we’ve focused in the past on his clocks. Well, it’s about time we shifted our eye elsewhere, starting with the George Nelson Coconut Chair.

Another of the man’s designs that defies its age – this originally appeared in 1955, taking its name quite obviously from the look – the designer himself compared it to a segment of coconut, albeit with a reversal of colour.

The chair itself, now reissued by Vitra, comprises of a white fibreglass-reinforced plastic outer shell, with black upholstery sat on a chromed tubular steel base. And prices vary according to your choice of upholstery, starting at £517.50, rising to £3208.50 at Nest.

Find out more at the Nest website