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March 9, 2009

Nelson Miniature Chest | Six Drawer

Filed under: Art — Tags: , , — magmaxdesign @ 5:10 am

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The simple joy of taking an idea into one’s own hands and giving it proper form, that’s exciting.”
-George Nelson
Japan had a profound effect on George Nelson. During his first trip to Tokyo in 1951 and several more that decade, Nelson became fascinated with all things Japanese. That influence is evident in the 1952 design of his miniature chests. Reminiscent of tansu, cabinets with many small drawers used for storing a variety of items, the Nelson miniature chests provide wonderful little places to keep things. An interesting addition to nearly any room—whether at home or the office—these chests embody what Nelson appreciated most in Japanese design: “a sense of fitness in the relationship between hand, material, use, and shape.” George Nelson

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