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Nelson Thin Edge Bed

Designer: George Nelson
Representative of George Nelson’s timeless, human-centered approach to design, the Nelson Thin Edge Bed is as at home in today's bedrooms as it was when first introduced in 1954. With a slim, horizontal profile, efficient and precise detailing, and expert woodcraft, the Nelson Thin Edge bed brings elegant minimalism to the bedroom once more.

Mattress not included.

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A Light Sleeper

At a time when interiors and furniture tended to be heavyset and ornate, George Nelson sought to free the American home from excess. In 1954, he engineered the Thin Edge Bed to eliminate the need for bulky box springs and a hefty mattress. Details like the trim footboard which holds the mattress in place or the expertly crafted stainless steel joinery gives the Nelson Thin Edge Bed a light, minimal aesthetic.

George Nelson

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

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  • Original Only Better

    Original Only Better

    With the full cooperation of the Nelson Foundation, Herman Miller has updated the archival design to better support the contemporary home. Solid hardwood ash slats replace the spring undercarriage for more support and durability. It is available in Twin, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes.

  • Cane or Wood

    Cane or Wood

    Nelson Thin Edge Bed comes with a natural cane headboard, adding texture to the design, or a veneer headboard that echoes the bed’s minimalist tenor.

  • Standing Slim

    Standing Slim

    In addition to the classic stainless steel H Frame legs, there is an option of tapered wood legs for those who prefer an all-wood frame.

  • Material Pleasures

    Material Pleasures

    Originally offered in walnut and birch, we continue this material heritage with sustainably harvested walnut, as well as an updated version in white ash, a more durable and richer wood than the original birch.

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