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George Nelson Returns to Cranbrook

George Nelson Returns to Cranbrook

What a way to learn the design ropes: John Berry met George Nelson, the highly influential modernist, on his second day of work in 1980 in corporate communications at Herman Miller. “On my first day, I went to the CEO, who told me he’d organized an orientation for me,” Berry says.  “So I’m in my office [...]

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George Nelson, the Original Mad Man

Yale-educated George Nelson (1908-86) was a thinker and a doer, an architect and a designer, and a writer and a teacher. He designed the Holiday House for Holiday magazine, and co-authored Tomorrow’s House in 1945.  When D. J. DePree, president of furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, read it, he hired Nelson first to create a line [...]

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