Nelson Thin Edge Bed



Designed by George Nelson

With a slim, horizontal profile, precise detailing, and expert woodcraft, the Nelson Thin Edge Bed brings George Nelson's elegant minimalism to the bedroom once more. Mattress not included.

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Nelson Thin Edge Bed

Nelson Thin Edge Bed

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Nelson Thin Edge Bed


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Packaging Type:
Packaging Dimensions:
Frame: 5" x 45" x 83"
Headboard: 9.8" x 41.5" x 29.5"
H Frame Legs: 6" x 15.5" x 38"
Wood Taper Legs: 6" x 6.5" x 15" 

Bed arrives in 4 boxes.
Package Weight:
Frame: 84 lbs.
Headboard: 17.82 lbs.
H Frame Legs: 5 lbs.
Wood Taper Legs: 4 lbs.
Assembly Required:
Care and Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.


Natural Cane

Normal cleaning

Vacuum as needed, using a soft bristle brush attachment. Sweep lightly with the grain of the natural cane. Do not vacuum with excessive force or use a vacuum attachment with a rotary brush. Tweezers can be used to gently pull loose fibers or contaminants that become caught in the natural cane weave.


Immediately soak up the stain with a soft absorbent cloth. Do not dry the stain completely or it may set. The longer a stain is allowed to remain, the more difficult it will be to remove. Use a solution of mild (alkaline) warm soapy water (not overly soapy) applied with a damp clean cloth. Work the cleaner into a lather or foam. Sweep with the grain of the natural cane. Rinse several times with a clean damp cloth. Allow to dry in an open area. Never use hot water; it will set the stain. Avoid scrubbing.

Wood & Veneer

Normal cleaning

Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain.

Once a month

Clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.

Twice a year

Apply a good quality furniture polish with a soft cloth. 

Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes. Also, do not use polishes containing waxes or abrasives, or polishes that are oil based.

Minor repair of water stains and scratches

Rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulate the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.

Satin Chrome

Normal cleaning

Wet cheesecloth in a nonabrasive cleaner, like liquid dish soap, and rub the chrome component lightly until the original luster reappears. Dry the component with a soft cloth to remove any soap residue.

Care and Maintenance Document
User Adjustments
Height 35"
Height 13.25"
Width 40.25
Depth 76.25


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Super nice.
Last bed I’ll ever buy.
March 17, 2019
4 months ago
Amazing bed but not enough wood options
Absolutely love our new king size bed - fantastic built quality. I am not a fan of the walnut after all however, it would be great if more wood options would exist, ie palisander or cherry. I would have happily spent more for a more refined wood type.
September 24, 2018
10 months ago
Excellent representation of the classic thin edge
Herman Miller has done it again. The update of the classic thin edge bed by George Nelson now available in Queen and King size is amazing and beautiful. I own many vintage Herman Miller Eames and Nelson pieces and had always wanted this bed in a larger size than was originally made. When I found out it was available, I purchased it and love everything about it. The bed is a bit pricey, but the quality is there. I highly recommend it.
February 1, 2017

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Does this frame require a box spring or a base?

Does this frame require a box spring or a base?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2016
Best Answer: The Nelson Thin Edge Bed does not need a box spring. The mattress sits directly on the frame and is supported by slats that run across the frame.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Herman Miller Store at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com
what is the core of the frame/headboard made from?

is it plywood or mdf
A shopper on May 5, 2016
Best Answer: The Nelson Thin Edge Bed has a veneer or natural cane headboard. The veneer headboard has a particle board core. The rest of the bed is solid wood.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Herman Miller Online Store at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com
What is the distance between the wooden slats? The Casper mattress requires a base with slats not more than three inches apart.
A shopper on Feb 9, 2016
Best Answer: The wooden slats are 2.25"-inches apart.

Please contact the Herman Miller Store if you have any further questions at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
What Is the total length of the bed including the angled headboard?

The dimensions indicate the length of the mattress base not the overall length.
A shopper on Jun 27, 2016
Best Answer: The total length of the Nelson Thing Edge Bed is 84.375 inches for the twin and the full. The queen is 89 inches long and the king is 88.875 inches. The California king bed is 92.875 inches long.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Herman Miller Store at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com
Are the tapered legs all wood or painted metal?
Catherine M on May 12, 2019
Best Answer: The tapered legs are solid wood.
Is it correct that this bed comes WITHOUT a mattress?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2016
Best Answer: The Nelson Thin Edge bed does not come with a mattress.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Herman Miller Online store at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com
what type of metal/color is the h-frame? it looks brassy in some pics and silver in others.
patrick on May 10, 2019
Best Answer: The legs are steel in a satin chrome finish which gives the H-Frame legs a silver color.
What maximum thickness mattress would work with this bed?
Lindsay on Apr 27, 2019
Best Answer: We recommend approximately a 9 inch mattress. This thickness is proportionately a good look for the Nelson Bed.