NELSON® SWAG LEG ARMCHAIR

MIL-DAF-CH-ZF-ZF
$583.95

$687.00

NELSON® SWAG LEG ARMCHAIR
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Design: George Nelson, Swag Group introduced in 1958

George Nelson’s clever use of swaging—the applying of pressure to taper and bend metal tubes—forms the distinctive chrome base of this classic design. With a two-piece seat that flexes with the sitter, this chair is a timeless addition to any contemporary interior.

Flexible Comfort
Using separate pieces for the seat and back means the swag leg chair can flex with the sitter. A slit between the seat and back helps prevent heat buildup. Wide, flat arms provide a comfortable place to rest forearms.
Finish:
Shell seat and back are white with a chrome base.

Dimensions:
Chair: 28"w x 21.8"d x 31.8"h
Seat: 18"h
Arm: 26.5"h
Design Story
With his swag leg group, George Nelson didn't try to design an innovation; the innovation resulted from his criteria for the design. He began with the legs, insisting that they be made of metal, machine formed, and prefinished. He also wanted them to be easy for the consumer to assemble, so the desk and tables could ship knocked down to save on costs.

Swaging--using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube--proved the best way to produce the legs, which are 16-gauge steel and have adjustable glides. Nelson added solid walnut stretchers that bolt to the legs for a stable, durable base common to the desk and tables.

The chair presented a bigger problem: How to connect four legs. Thanks to some ingenious engineering, the resulting base looks natural and simple. As one early observer said, it "grows up like four tree roots and unites into one strong upward thrust."

For the chair shell, Nelson got permission from Charles and Ray Eames to use the patented process they developed for molding plastic. Nelson took the process a step further and created separate seat and back shells that he glued together. With 21st century innovations in technology and material, today's shells are fully authentic and made of recyclable polypropylene.
Herman Miller:
Working with design legends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller pioneered modern furniture design in the mid-20th century. As the business grew, it added a research focus to its problem-solving design. Today, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continues to drive the global company forward. In addition to the enduring designs that form its foundation, Herman Miller also offers solutions from partners and top designers who share its values.