Iconic George Nelson and Irving Harper Marshmallow Sofa
George Nelson & Irving Harper Double Marshmallow Sofa for Herman Miller Circa. 1956. Photo: Wright Auctions Chicago. Sale date May 19, 2015
I am currently researching an early George Nelson Drop Leaf Dining Table for Herman Miller circa. 1946. My friends at T C Woodcrafters in Traverse City are currently restoring the table for a client. During my search, I came across this mind-blowing Wright Auction Design Masterworks sale May 19, 2015, featuring a rare double Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson & Irving Harper with upholstery hues by Alexander Girard. The double sofa illustrated is 104″ w x 31″ d x 31h. The original designed in 1956 was scaled at 52″width. Only 186 were produced by Herman Miller and design was not a commercial success. The piece illustrated sold for and absolutely amazing price of $112,500 in the 2015 sale.
Mid-Century Modern Bookcase.
This Mid-Century modern bookcase is handmade in African Mahogany, American Walnut, and Teak. Dimensions 60″ width x 18″ depth x 107″ H. The sliding door panels are painted in English Farrow & Ball emulsion. The colours that were selected by the client feature India Yellow #66 and Blazer #212.
The design for the cabinet was inspired by three important mid-century designers. The staggered vertical shelf dividers are drawn from unique bookcases created by the French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand. The colored sliding door panels were inspired by sideboards designed by the Danish furniture designer Finn Juhl. The half round molding profiles with their sculptured mitered joints are reminiscent of T H Robsjohn Gibbings work for the Widdicomb Furniture Company in the early 1960’s. Dimensions: Height 108″ x Width 60″ x Depth 20″
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