Designer: George Nelson
Retro yet contemporary, the Nelson swag leg desk has the look, scale, and function that are just right for today.
Although introduced in 1958, this distinctive home office desk seems to have been designed to fit today's electronics perfectly. As a computer desk, it perfectly accommodates a laptop or keyboard on the desktop with room on the second tier for a flat screen monitor at eye level. This efficient use of space allows it to fit easily into your home office, kitchen, family room, or main living area.
We've added a handy grommet to the back of the desk for streamlined cable management. Colorful cubbyholes at the back keep materials organized and at hand. One even fits a laptop computer. Two molded plastic drawers store small items.
Beginning with the legs.George Nelson View Design Story
You don't expect to see whimsical colors on a desk, but here they are: orange, spa blue, and chartreuse hardwood dividers. The desk has walnut sides, back, and stretcher frame and a white laminate top. Two unobtrusive black storage drawers hold writing instruments.
This is a desk that will fit anywhere—in a kitchen, den, or study. The surface is just the right size for electronics, paper, and writing—even though laptop computers didn't exist at the time Nelson designed the desk. (Surface = W: 28 ½" x L: 39")