Nelson

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Introduced in 1946, this bench remains a beautiful, functional combination of a wood platform and ebonized wood legs. Try it at the end of your bed, as a cocktail table or in your entryway. Its simplicity will never go out of style.

  • designed by George Nelson
  • part of the Herman Miller Collection
  • Room & Board is an Authorized Herman Miller Retailer

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George Nelson for Herman Miller for the HomeNelson (TM) 60x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (19)
  • Quality construction (16)
  • Durable finish (14)
  • Good height (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accent (12)
    • Serving/entertaining (5)
    • Space saver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Modern/contemporary (13), Survivalist / minimalist (8), Mid-century modern (6), Eclectic (5), Vintage (3)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    Love this bench!

    By Modern

    from San Francisco, California

    Style Eclectic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 60x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

        Love the design and quality

        Service and delivery comments:

        Simple, on time and friendly.

        • This product is used in my:
        • Primary bedroom

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        5.0

        wonderful bench

        By Robin

        from Maryland

        Style Eclectic

        Pros

        • Durable finish
        • Good height
        • Great design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent

          Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

          I love this iconic table! I could have ordered it from a number of places, but I was getting a sofa from R&B so I added it onto my order. Wow, it adds a nice element of style to my home and it's a really versatile piece. If I get tired of it as a coffee table, I can always use it elsewhere - at the foot of the bed, in the entry, under a window with plants ... That was a major selling feature for me.
          The color is a very pale blonde. I like it well enough, but I hope the color deepens a bit with time.

          • I live in a:
          • Apartment/condo
          • This product is used in my:
          • Living room/family room/great room

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Nice Bench

          By lisadelavisa

          from Boulder, CO

          Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable finish
          • Good height
          • Great design
          • Quality construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accent
            • Serving/entertaining
            • Space Saver

            Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

            This is a lovely bench. It is stylish, well made and should last a very long time. I use it as a coffee table, but love the flexibility of using it for extra seating when I have guests.

            • I live in a:
            • Townhouse
            • This product is used in my:
            • Living room/family room/great room

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            5.0

            Great place for patrons to relax

            By Library Building Manager

            from Denver, CO

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable finish
            • Good height
            • Great design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Seating

              Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

              Thanks for the great customer service.

              • This product is used in my:
              • Library

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              5.0

              Love it

              By Cantikee

              from San Francisco, CA

              Style Eclectic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Storage & Organization

                Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

                Beautiful, simple piece

                • I live in a:
                • House
                • This product is used in my:
                • Home office

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A classic to have

                By Ganeshagirl

                from Rosendale, NY

                Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Vintage

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable finish
                • Good height
                • Great design
                • Quality construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Accent
                • Coffee table
                • Entry way bench
                • Serving/entertaining

                Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

                I was going to use this as a bench in a couple of possible locations in my house. But I ended up using it as the coffee table in my living room. It is sooo elegant and well made. It meshes well with my beamed ceilings and 20s oriental deco rug. Who knew? I might end up buying another one, to use for the bench I originally planned.

                • I live in a:
                • House
                • This product is used in my:
                • Living room/family room/great room

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                5.0

                modern with multiple uses

                By leroy09

                from Charlotte, NC

                Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary, Vintage

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable finish
                • Good height
                • Great design
                • Quality construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accent
                  • Space Saver

                  Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

                  LOVE THIS PIECE! I am currently in a small apt and this makes for a great cocktail table!! Excited to see where I use it next in the future when I decide to move—keep as a table or use it as a bench if I move to a larger space. There is a reason why pieces like this are still being produced today.

                  • I live in a:
                  • Apartment/condo
                  • This product is used in my:
                  • Living room/family room/great room

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                  5.0

                  A perfect classic

                  By Clean design lover

                  from Santa Clarita, CA

                  Style Clean classic, Modern/contemporary

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable finish
                  • Good height
                  • Great design
                  • Quality construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accent
                    • Bench at foot of bed

                    Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

                    The maple top of this bench is smooth and expertly made. We bought it with the black legs, which go very nicely with dark wood furnishings. It is a truly beautiful piece, with the added benefit of being very practical. (We put the decorative pillows from the bed on it at night when the bed is turned down for sleeping, suitcases on it for packing for travel, clothes laid out for the day, etc.) This is a forever piece, so no worries about the cost; it will be a good value in the end.

                    • I live in a:
                    • House
                    • This product is used in my:
                    • Primary bedroom

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                    5.0

                    Makes my living room beautiful

                    By George Nelson Fan

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable finish
                    • Good height
                    • Great design
                    • Quality construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bench coffee table

                      Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

                      I use the product mainly as a coffee table, but may use it from time-to-time as a bench.

                      Room & Board's service was absolutely great! I ordered the piece over the telephone, and the sales associate was more than helpful in completing the transaction.

                      To top it off, delivery was unbelievably great! The furniture was delivered right into my home, unpacked, and placed in my living room by the delivery specialist. In addition, the delivery specialist added felt pads on the bottom of the bench in order not to scratch my wood floor. Everything was taken care of for me by Room & Board.

                      • I live in a:
                      • Apartment/condo
                      • This product is used in my:
                      • Living room/family room/great room, Vacation/second home

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Simple, Practical, Modern, Beautiful

                      By SF Modern

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      Style Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable finish
                      • Good height
                      • Great design
                      • Quality construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accent
                        • Serving/entertaining
                        • Storage & Organization

                        Customer comments about Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®:

                        I live in a San Francisco studio - bought this to use as my coffee table and dining surface. The design is classic and doesn't take up much visual space. The perfect solution for my minimalist apartment. Also a great mid-century modern investment that won't break the bank.

                        • I live in a:
                        • Apartment/condo
                        • This product is used in my:
                        • Living room/family room/great room

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                        • Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®

                          Q:

                          Just to clarify. The legs on this bench are steel? The sales associate in the store said they are wood. I have checked with other Herman Miller dealers (DWR) and theirs are wood. Thanks.
                          Asked on 4/6/2014 by sarajo from Chicago

                          1 answer

                          • Employee Review

                            A:

                            The black legs on the Nelson bench are wood. There is a metal leg option that is a polished chrome finish.

                            Answered on 4/7/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                        • Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®

                          Q:

                          Hi, my couch is 89' in length, what size bench do you recommend? Thank you.
                          Asked on 1/16/2014 by Transitional Styler from Wyoming

                          1 answer

                          • Employee Review

                            A:

                            There isn’t a right or wrong answer. Most people would probably choose between the 60” or 48” size. It’s helpful to tape out a size or two if you’re having trouble deciding, to see what feels best in the room proportionally, taking into consideration traffic flow, functionality, etc.

                            Answered on 1/16/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                        • Nelson (TM) 60x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®

                          Q:

                          Your description of this item says it's a combination of wood and steel. I thought the legs for this bench were ebonized maple wood. Can you please confirm what the materials are? Where is the steel?
                          Asked on 1/12/2014 by Christa from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Employee Review

                            A:

                            The legs on this Nelson bench are made of steel.

                            Answered on 1/13/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                        • Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®

                          Q:

                          Hi, I just want to make sure that the HEIGHT of this bench is 14".
                          That seems really low compared to other benches, but it will work perfectly for me if it is 14 inches, as I have something on the wall at 15 1/2 - 18 inches from the floor that will actually be in the way if the bench is higher. I want to use it to sit on to put on shoes/boots. Thanks!
                          Asked on 1/11/2014 by Room and Board fan from Boulder, CO

                          1 answer

                          • Employee Review

                            A:

                            The Nelson Platform Bench is 14 inches high.

                            Answered on 1/13/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                        • Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®

                          Q:

                          hi. i plan to use this in my entryway and the wall i plan to place it against is 76" long. would you recommend that i go with the 48" or 60" the 48" seems like it would look a bit small but then again, the 60" a tad big.
                          Asked on 6/11/2013 by dkim from los angeles, ca

                          1 answer

                          • Employee Review

                            A:

                            If you are planning on placing anything next to the bench like a coat rack, planter, or other decorative item we would suggest the 48w as this would allow approximately 28" of usable space. If using primarily as a seating location, the 60w would work great.

                            Answered on 6/11/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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