Nelson Platform Bench—Metal Leg


Designed by George Nelson



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Nelson Platform Bench—Metal Leg

Nelson Platform Bench—Metal Leg

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An icon of midcentury modernism, the Nelson Platform Bench was designed in 1946 with an eye for thoughtful details and a focus on utility as well as beauty. Slender chrome legs complement the solid maple or walnut, which showcase natural wood variations.
Nelson Platform Bench—Metal Leg


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Packaging Dimensions:
75" x 22" x 6"
Package Weight:
47.5 lbs.
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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.


Wood & Veneer

This includes Herman Miller products finished with wood veneer or recut wood veneer, except the oiled Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Rosewood, Oiled Walnut, or Oiled Santos Palisander veneer unless specifically noted.

Normal Cleaning 
Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the directionof the wood grain.Spills should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth.

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.

Herman Miller veneers meet strict testing standards for resistance to wear, light, stains, water, and pressure. To reduce the risk of damage, take some precautions: Use coasters for glasses and mugs. If a glass top is added to the veneer surface, be sure it rests on felt pads. Don’t place a potted plant on a veneer surface unless it’s in a water-tight container or in a drip tray.Don’t let vinyl binders stay on a surface for very long. Use protective pads under equipment with “rubber” cushioning feet. Some chemical compounds used in the feet on office equipment, such as printers and monitor stands, may leave permanent stains or marks.

Minor repair of water rings, 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.

Other Damage
Wood is susceptible to bruising and scratching from heavy office equipment, so we encourage a protective surface is placed underneath. Objects should be lifted instead of dragged across a surface. Protective pads should be used under items with a rough bottom, like pottery. Denting, caused by extreme pen pressure when writing, can also damage veneer. Use desk pads or some other protection where a lot of paperwork is done. Sunlight can damage veneer as well, so veneer surfaces should not be in direct sunlight. To help a surface age evenly, users can periodically move items on their desks so that the entire surface is exposed to an even amount of light over time. In addition to light, extremely high or low humidity is a damaging environmental factor. Herman Miller suggests maintaining a relative humidity of 35-65 percent.

Assembly Instructions
48" 60" 72"
Height 14" 14" 14"
Width 48" 60" 72"
Depth 18.5" 18.5" 18.5"


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A timeless, functional, elegant classic
I replaced a big and heavy Noguchi Coffee Table with a Nelson bench and could not be happier. While it's meant to be a bench that you sit on, It looks great as a coffee or accent table, and is much easier to move should I want to temporarily pull out the sofabed or just reconfigure my living room for entertaining.

This is an elegant, classic and timeless piece that has never and will not likely ever go out of style. I will always have at least one of these originals in an appropriate length (not the more recent updated design) in any future homes.
November 21, 2014
A bench of quiet intensity.
The bench arrived as described. I sat in it before at a HM dealer and found it to be a great addition to the home. What I love about this bench is the height of the seat is about as perfect. But when looks closely, the wood is joined together with such detail and the wood slates are beyond smooth, so the design also makes a great coffee table because the lines are flawless. It is very stable and strong so there is nothing flimsy about it. We are using it as a bench once you enter our studio loft. The bench isn't super comfortable without the bench cushion, but then again, we use it as a seat when we put on our shoes and articles of clothing once we enter or leave our house from the stairway.
June 3, 2014
George Nelson
The greatest design of the 20th Century.
I own three originals (two 72" and one 48") from Zeeland, Michigan. Handed down from my parents.
"Great design doesn't go out of fashion." (tm)
April 6, 2014

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