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Coconut Chair

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Here at Iconic Interiors, our Coconut Chair is a faithful reproduction of the original design created by the design studio of George Nelson in 1955.

One of the founders of American Modernism, Nelson founded George Nelson Associates, Inc. in 1947, working with a number of the most influential designers at that time to produce a range of furniture for Herman Miller under Nelson’s studio name.

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Coconut Chair: Orange Danish Wool

Orange Danish Wool £500.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Coconut chair: Mustard Danish Wool

Mustard Danish Wool £500.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Coconut Chair: Red Danish Wool

Red Danish Wool £500.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Coconut Chair: Grey Danish Wool

Grey Danish Wool £500.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Coconut Chair: Olive Danish Wool

Olive Danish Wool £500.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Coconut Chair: Black Full Aniline Leather

Black full aniline Italian leather £700.00 (inc VAT) In stock, next day delivery available

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Coconut Chair: Red Full Aniline Leather

Red Full Aniline Italian Leather £700.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Coconut chair: Cream Full Aniline Italian Leather

Cream Full Aniline Italian Leather £700.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Coconut chair: Mottled Tan Full Aniline Italian Leather

Mottled Tan Full Aniline Italian Leather £747.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Coconut Chair: Brown Full Aniline Italian Leather

Brown Full Aniline Italian Leather £747.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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The Full Story

The chair is named after the fruit that it resembles, with Nelson describing the chair as akin to an eighth of a coconut that has been cut into segments. However, the colours of the original chair were reversed, designed to be white on the outside with a black inner. It is said that the chair also takes inspiration from the Kresge Auditorium at MIT, designed by Eero Saarinen. At Iconic Interiors, our reproduction of the Coconut Chair is available in a wide range of colours, crafted from either leather or fabric.

The curve of the seat resembles the natural shape of a coconut shell, providing a comfortable space in which to sit. The design of the chair provides a supportive back rest, while the low, curved sides invite you to sit comfortably in any one of a number of positions.

The outer shell of the Coconut Chair is crafted from high quality, durable plastic, while the upholstered interior is composed of a single, generously padded, single foam rubber cushion. The three legged bent steel base is designed not only to be sturdy, but for its aesthetics too, providing clean lines that give the Coconut Chair a truly distinctive look.

The combination of the comfortable, versatile seat and the clean lines of the Coconut Chair led it to become an immediate success after its launch, and the design remains just as popular today. Combining humour with a minimalist design and top quality materials, the Coconut Chair heralded the start of an era that was characterised by playful and relaxed home furniture design.

The stylish design of the Coconut Chair means that it is not only popular for home and office use, but can also be found in permanent collections at museums all over the world.

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