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Nelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®
Discontinued 12/26
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Nelson

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 Collections. Room & Board is an Authorized Herman Miller Retailer.

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Details of Nelson™ 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®

  • Dimensions: 48w 18d 14h
  • Wire Management: no
  • Product Origin: made in Michigan
  • Item Number: 502405
  • Material: maple
  • Finish: lacquer

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George Nelson for Herman Miller for the HomeNelson (TM) 48x18 Platform Bench in Maple by Herman Miller®
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (20)
  • Quality construction (17)
  • Durable finish (14)
  • Good height (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accent (13)
    • Serving/entertaining (5)
    • Coffee table (3)
    • Space saver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Modern/contemporary (14), Survivalist / minimalist (9), Mid-century modern (7), Eclectic (6), Vintage (4)

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    5.0

    Great timeless design

    By phototristan

    from Richmond Marina Bay, CA

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

    Pros

    • Great design
    • Quality construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accent
      • Coffee table

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

      I replaced a big and heavy Noguchi Coffee Table with a Nelson bench and could not be happier. While it's meant to be a bench that you sit on, It looks great as a coffee or accent table, and is much easier to move should I want to temporarily pull out the sofabed or just reconfigure my living room for entertaining.

      This is an elegant, classic and timeless piece that has never and will not likely ever go out of style. I will always have at least one of these originals (not the more recent updated design) in any future homes of an appropriate length.

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

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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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            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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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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