The Coconut Chair

Celebrate the style that shaped a pivotal design movement.

The unfolding of modern mid-century design set North America apart from the earlier formal international designs that furnished homes around the world. More organic in form and functional in nature, the movement integrated simplicity with a dash of Mother Nature, an attitude we keep alive here at Rove Concepts. Modernism swept a nation but these beautiful designs continue to look fresh in contemporary abodes. There is something to be said for anything that still holds its splendour after 50 years.

Simple blends effortlessly with organic when it comes to George Nelson’s coconut chair. Originally thought up in 1955, this chaise is a stylish slice of modern cushiness. Nelson had an unexpected stroke of genius when realizing that if you cut a coconut into eight sections, you suddenly have chair perfection. Smooth sleek lines and minimal fuss have established this modish seat as an icon of the twentieth century. It’s a piece that offers lounge seating comfort with the freedom of movement. The coconut chair adds an unassuming humorous touch and whimsy without being too crass about it.

This design works in a wide variety of spaces. It has the perfect profile for a minimalist contemporary bedroom with its inviting curves, or offering a fanciful punch in a gallery space. Whether commercial or in your living room, this fun piece always makes a statement. Because of the coconut chair’s unique and striking design, it is part of permanent collection in museums worldwide, as well as homes and offices. Rove’s own reproduction stays true to the original fibreglass shell shape and dimensions, so you can lean back in your chair knowing you’re experiencing the design exactly as George Nelson intended. We mount it on stainless steel legs and compliment the coconut with our 100% full grain aniline leather.

We want you to experience a modern classic and not compromise on quality. Take a seat in a little piece of modern mid-century design history and see why this icon isn’t going anywhere.


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