Designer: George Nelson
What would you call it? Classic? Icon? Slice of fruit? More than half a century after we manufactured the first one, the chair we call the Coconut is as wonderful to look at—and sit in—as ever.
If the idea of sitting in a coconut slice makes your back tense up, sit in this one. With its shallow sides and inviting curves, the chair is designed to let you sit in any position, move, and relax with surprising ease.
"I developed the chair to give lounge seating comfort, together with great freedom of movement."George Nelson View Design Story
Generously padded with a thick, one-piece foam rubber cushion upholstered in supple black leather. The third corner—the one that forms the backrest—is just slightly longer than the two on the sides. That's where the comfort comes from.
The upholstery is molded into the simple, striking plastic shell, which is lightweight but sturdy. It sits atop a clean, bent-steel, three-legged base with tough nylon glides. Durability. Built in.