George Nelson’s dynamic modern take on the home desk was designed in 1946 (hence the model number 4658) and produced by Herman Miller for the first collection under Nelson’s helm. Featuring walnut case work, a satin finish steel frame and green leather top this piece has the perfect combination of materials and form.
This particular example has a remarkable provenance - as seen on the original Herman Miller papaer label stapled beneath, the original customer was one Alexander Jusserand Kostellow, who pioneered the teaching of Industrial Design at both the Carnegie Institute of Technolody in Pittsburgh and later at the Pratt Institute in 1938 where he worked until his death in 1954, meaning this desk was purchased in the last 6 years of his life. Read more about Kostellow here:
The ample desk top is augmented with a fold out typewriter shelf from a storage well to the left and a variety of cubbies in the floating storage section above. The desk has been refinished and the leather pull for typewriter shelf replaced. It shows well but still retains patina from over 70 years of life.
54” x28”x40 1/2”
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