Back Rest Shock Mounts for Swag Leg DAA and MAA Chairs | George Nelson | Herman Miller
True to original reproduction backrest shock mounts for DAA and MAA George Nelson Swag Leg Chairs.
One chair requires 4 shock mounts
Perfect for true to original restoration! We are the only supplier on planet!
This is a very rare chair, I’m wondering how many of them still exist, but I’m pretty sure all of them have the same problem: Dried shock mounts at the backrest! If the shock mounts are broken, the back rest will fall down, the chair is no longer usable.
To avoid damages at the chair you should change them.
In cooperation with a restorer, who made his master exam about this chair, we researched to get the correct material and sizes.
We are proud to offer a true to original reproduction, made from full elastic Neoprene rubber (no cheap Polyurethan), exact like the original.
George Nelson (1908–1986) was an American industrial designer of American Modernism. While Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company, Nelson and his design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc., designed 20th century modernist furniture.
George Nelson graduated from Hartford Public High school in 1924, and thereafter attended Yale University. He did not originally set out to become an architect; he happened upon the architecture school at Yale, when he ducked into a building during a rainstorm, in order to get out of the rain. Walking through the building, he came upon an exhibit of students’ works entitled “A Cemetery Gateway”.
Nelson met with some early recognition while still an undergraduate, when he was published in Pencil Points and Architecture magazines. During his final year at Yale, he was hired by the architecture firm Adams and Prentice as a drafter.
In 1928, he graduated with a degree in architecture. In 1929, Nelson was hired as a Teacher’s Assistant while pursuing his second bachelor’s degree at Yale. He received a degree in Fine Arts in 1931.
The next year, while preparing for the Paris Prize competition, he won the Rome Prize. The award for the Rome Prize was a year studying architecture, a healthy stipend, and accommodations in a palace in Rome.
While based in Rome, Nelson traveled through Europe where he met a number of the modernist pioneers, whom he interviewed for articles for Pencil Points magazine. While being interviewed by Nelson, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe asked about Frank Lloyd Wright, whom Nelson was embarrassed to say he did not know much about. Years later, however, Nelson would work with Wright on a special issue of Architectural Forum which catalyzed Wright’s comeback from relative obscurity.
While in Rome Nelson married Frances Hollister. A few years later, he returned to the United States to devote himself to writing. Through his articles in Pencil Points he introduced the work of Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, and Gio Ponti to North America.