Inspired by Nelson

Platform Bench


Nelson Platform Bench N158 Zoom

Inspired by Nelson

Platform Bench

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100% Made in Italy. Bench in Tulipwood. Top natural or black lacquered. Black lacquered legs.
Nelson’s “Platform Bench” dates back to 1947, and it is part of a system of modular furnishings called BCS (Basic Cabinet Series), which includes containers, dressers and cabinets mounted on feet or placed on benches. Originally, it was available with many additional components, and it quickly became popular thanks to its versatility, since it could be used as bench, table or as support for other furniture. Very severe and linear in appearance, this is a true icon of Nelson’s style, and it fully reflects his vision of architecture and industrial design. Some find in it reminiscents of American Arts and Crafts, while, at the same time, it has a form closely connected to its function; Nelson, however, defined himself as an “adamant modernist”. Bench in tulipwood. Top natural or lacquered. Black lacquered legs.

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Dimensions W180 D47 H34,5 cm
Inspired by Nelson
Line Benches Stools
Model Bench 3 Seater
Structure Schema N158
G. Nelson


G. Nelson


I am the creator of things that are beautiful and practical.

The American George Nelson was a well-established architect, urban planner and industrial designer, as well as a respected journalist, essayist and architecture critic, foretelling the advent of miniaturization technologies and dematerialization. Considered one of the pioneers of the modern movement – together with extraordinary American designers, such as Raymond Loewy, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eliot Noyes – Nelson was, among other things, the inventor of the integrated office system and of the concept of pedestrian shopping areas.

Nelson’s studio produced some of the milestone pieces in 20th century industrial design, aside from providing great contributions to the “storage wall”, shopping mall, and “open-plan” office system. His work ranged from furniture and product design (such as the 1968 Editor typewriter for Olivetti) to packaging, graphic design and multimedia presentations, not to mention his large-scale architectural projects. His furniture pieces stand out for their excellent craftsmanship and the high quality of materials employed, marked by their graceful lightness, linearity and elegance.