Our George Nelson style Slat Bench is a mid-century modern furniture design created by USA designer George Nelson. It was introduced in 1946 and is well known for its clean lines, simplicity, and functional design. We offer our benches in three lengths (4, 5 and 6 feet) and two wood color choices (natural and walnut)
Some of the key features of our George Nelson style Slat Bench include:
Slat Construction: The bench is characterized by its distinctive slatted wooden top, which consists of multiple parallel wooden slats running across the width of the bench. Using the time-tested mortar and tendon technique makes our bench very strong. These slats create a visually appealing and functional surface.
Durable Materials: Our bench is constructed using high-quality solid ash, not MDF wood like most other benches found on the market. The wooden slats are connected to metal legs powder coated a matte black and have adjustable floor glides. Both the solid wood and the metal legs contributes to the bench's durability.
Versatility: One notable aspect of the Nelson Slat Bench is its versatility. Originally designed as a seating and occasional table solution, it can serve multiple functions. It's often used as a coffee table or a bench for seating. Exclusive to our model is the seat height of 15.75, over an inch higher than other models on the market.
Iconic Design: The Nelson Slat Bench is considered an iconic piece of mid-century modern design. Its clean and minimalist look reflects the design ethos of the mid-20th century. The bench's enduring popularity is a testament to the timelessness of its design.
The George Nelson Slat Bench remains a classic example of mid-century modern design. It has become a staple in interior design, appreciated for its functionality, simplicity, and ability to complement a variety of decor styles.