Early George Nelson Associates Steel Frame seating with folding birch seats (Model 5471) made by Herman Miller in the early 1950s. Technically designed by John Pile, this 1954 design made use of individual seating units and tables that sit between two parallel beams on a bench of varying lengths. These seats fold to make shipping easier and the unfolding action also provides increased tension for the integrated webbing. These early Steel Frame Seating versions were only produced for a limited number of years.
Birch seat frames have been reglued and one chair's webbing has been replaced. Loose cushions are vintage but probably not original. They are in good condition and provide a very comfortable seat. Seat and table components are fully modular, allowing myriad permutations of seating arrangements. Seating modules can even be used on the floor. Tables are light gray Formica/Micarta topped suitable for drinks.
Overall 72 1/2" Width x 28" Depth x 29 1/2" Height
Seating unit: 24" wide x 27 3/4" deep x 18" high
Table: 24" x 24" x 3 1/2" high
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