- Volume m3 :0.9792
- Designers :George Nelson
- Width : 131 cm
- Height : 80 cm
- Depth : 78 cm
- Seating height :40 cm
- Iconic, playful design from 1956
- High quality reproduction
- Upholstered in Italian leather
- 30 days free returns
George Nelson's playful Marshmallow Sofa is one of history's most unusual sofas. When the Marshmallow sofa was introduced in 1956, it was described it as the first of a series of pieces embodying a new concept in soft seating. Despite its astonishing appearance, this piece is very comfortable. The extraordinary design captures the spirit of 1950s America and is intricately constructed from 18 'marshmallow' cushions attached to a brushed steel frame. Each cushion is upholstered in luxurious aniline leather, which has a natural finish that improves with age. The cushions can be removed and reattached for easy cleaning. A statement piece, the Marshmallow Sofa makes an ideal choice for vintage lounges, contemporary hallways and stylish reception areas.
The story behind the George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
George Nelson was one of the most influential and innovative designers of the mid century. Nelson took inspiration from everyday objects and turned them into something exceptionally. His now-iconic Marshmallow sofa went against every idea of what a sofa is supposed to look like when it was introduced in 1956. It is considered one of the first Pop Art furniture designs and has featured in countless museum collections, TV commercials and magazine adverts.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
1908-1986 (United States)
American industrial designer, George Nelson was one of the founders of American modernism. He was renowned for finding inspiration in the unlikeliest places. Instead of looking for a shape that resembled a human body, Nelson introduced the idea that anything could be turned into a unique furniture design. His most famous pieces are based on coconuts and marshmallows.
"I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were."