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Nelson, George

(1907–1986) industrial designer; born in Hartford, Conn. After architecture studies at Yale, Catholic University, and the American Academy in Rome, he founded his own industrial design firm (1946) and became design director at Herman Miller Furniture Company. Among his original concepts were the pedestrian mall (1942), storage wall (1946), and office work station (1947). He edited Architectural Forum (1935–44), Design Journal (1968–73), and various design books.
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George Nelson, chairman of the board of directors, Monona
The honorees, George Nelson, Neal Sloan and Jeff Williams, work at the Hampton, Virginia office of ACS Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACS Government Solutions Group that supports the DoD and Intelligence communities.
George Nelson, director of Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Rowberg, associate professor of radiology; George Nelson, assistant provost, associate professor of astronomy and adjunct associate professor of education; Tom Winter, assistant professor of radiology and acting director of ultrasound; and Patrick Freeny, professor and director of abdominal imaging.
Other top pieces include: Gio Ponti desk, $20,000-$30,000; Sergio Rodrigues lounge chairs, $10,000-$15,000; Poul Kjaerholm daybed, $12,000-$15,000; and George Nelson "Coconut" lounge chairs with ottoman, $5,000-$7,000.
THE George Nelson Sunburst Clock features a bold design and fresh colours.
An icon of midcentury modern design, George Nelson sunburst clocks were the epitome of fashion in American homes, and the look is still relevant in today's high-quality quartz movements from Vitra ($460).
Elisabeth's odyssey into the past is a woman's quest to shape her own future: in her freedom after Jerome's death, will this mother of eleven finally try to "Find my love, at the end of the earth"-Dr George Nelson, who fled to safety in the United States, to Burlington, Vermont, eighteen years before?
This new aesthetic shared principles with both Bauhaus and Scandinavian modern, and owed much to Herman Miller, a furniture company based in Michigan: it took on George Nelson as its first design director in 1945, who in turn brought in Charles and Ray Eames (Fig.
Mr George Nelson rose to elaborate Mr Robinson's question, but after some interruption was ruled out of order.
La Poussiere de soleils" featured a bookshelf by the entrance offering a range of publications provided by friends; two small galleries of sparsely installed objects; and a long, narrow passageway leading to an interstitial space containing nothing but a George Nelson platform bench and a lightbulb.
GEORGE NELSON TAYLOR OBE, Sept 11, 1908-April 28, 1991; Born: Gosforth; Died: Elsdon.