Marshmallow Sofa

$1,199

This Marshmallow Sofa (replica) stays true to one of the most famous and recognizable design icons of the 20th Century. Eighteen round white leather cushions appear to float on a tubular frame and black satin legs.

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Designed George Nelson and Irving Harper and manufactured by Herman Miller, the Marshmallow Sofa brightens any room with a dramatic, playful statement.

Your chance to own an icon of the 1960s pop art style, at a fraction of the price.

Retail value new: approx. $2,500. Discount of 60% off.

Back height: 31 inches. Seat height: 16 inches. Width: 52 inches. Depth: 29 inches.
Condition: Good used condition.

Seller: Amelia, North Vancouver

Availability: 1 in stock

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This Marshmallow Sofa (replica) stays true to one of the most famous and recognizable design icons of the 20th Century.

If only all design “failures” were so successful. The inspiration for the Nelson Marshmallow Sofa (1956) was launched when an inventor approached George Nelson and Irving Harper with a planned “self-skinned” injection plastic disc that would be inexpensive to produce and unerringly durable. As the proposed cushions had a maximum diameter of 12 inches, the designers perched 18 of them atop a steel frame. Sadly, the inventor’s vision for high-resiliency, low-cost cushions never came to fruition, but the design was so compelling that Herman Miller chose to produce it anyway. With both residential and commercial applications in mind, the design features detachable cushions that are both easy to clean and interchangeable to equalize wear. The atom-like appearance of the Marshmallow Sofa is a precursor to the aesthetic style of the pop art of the 1960s. (DWR).

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