Boy, George.

12/29/2008

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I’m lovin’ George Nelson’s swag leg home desk.  His whole swag collection is pretty sweet (more pics after the break) but this one is top of the pile.  

Swaging – using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube – is a signature of the range that he designed for ease of transortation and construction. Apparently the legs come off quite easily for shipping but are incredible strong.  You just gotta love these mid-century utilitarian minds.  Never was some chrome tubing so soft on the eye.

I’m not a huge fan of his wall clocks or marshmallow sofa, but Nelson’s work for Herman Miller was forever perfect, especially the two other non-swag desks coming up below…

Available at the MoMA store and Sam Flax.

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