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Nelson Daybed

Designer: George Nelson
The Nelson Daybed is a versatile combination of sofa and bed. While it offers a surface for a moment of relaxation during the day, it is ideal as a lean, comfortably cushioned bed with removable back or side bolsters. Designed by George Nelson in 1950, it brought a minimal and honest aesthetic to interiors then. Today, its slender, beveled edge wood frame fits effortlessly into contemporary homes and offices.

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Simple and Sophisticated

A multipurpose design, the Nelson Daybed’s easy transition from a sofa to a bed is beneficial as homes and apartments shrink in size, bedroom furniture becomes more versatile, and flexibility is desired. Crafted with sleek beveled edges, classic stainless steel hairpin legs or tapered wood legs, and enhanced cushioning, the Nelson Daybed is a beautiful blend of simplicity and comfort.

George Nelson

“In an era of movement, we find that planes set the style.”

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  • Subtle Details

    Subtle Details

    The beveled edges of the wood frame are complemented by the rounded welt-cord detailing along the edges of the cushions, a feature that differentiates the original from imitations.

  • Variable Back and Sides

    Variable Back and Sides

    True to the archival design, the Nelson Daybed comes in three configurations: one with two removable back bolsters, a second with a single removable end bolster and a third that includes just the seat cushion.

  • Strong and Light

    Strong and Light

    The cushioning is comprised of dual-density foam that offers enhanced support and durability while keeping with the lightweight aesthetic. The material has been updated to coordinate with other offerings in the Herman Miller Collection.

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