1955 1st generation production Coconut chair designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, Zeeland, Michigan.
Metal, fibre glass and naugahyde construction.
On the 1st generation production models the front legs and back legs are chrome plated and are made from one piece of metal that wraps under the front of the seating area. The later 2nd generation models are constructed of three seperate pieces made of cast aluminum.
The upholstery also differs on the 1st generation production models as the naugahyde cover in tan colourway is removable and is attached by hooks and snaps.
This model is particularly rare as the feet are much bulkier to the standard tapered versions that appear on the majority of the 1st generation models. This chair is probably a variation of the actual 1st generation model before it went to production and the design completely finalised.
Chair still carries the cleaning instructions for the cover and how to remove it from the base.
Stunning condition, the naugahyde has aged beautifully over the years and is soft and supple with that unique patina that you only get from a chair 50 years old.