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George Nelson literally designed the coconut chair after a cross section of a coconut shell. Recognized as one of the founders of mid century modern design, George was known for designing interior furnishing items in the form of elements of nature. His Star Clock and Sunburst Clock are prime examples. The coconut chair is a brilliant example of relating a functional modern lounge chair after the coconut shell. The chair itself was conceptualized in 1955 and the very first chair was handcrafted in 1956. The chair has a flowing hammock feel with shallow sides and inviting curves. The Coconut chair is more than a conversation piece. It is the ideal modern classic lounge chair for relaxing at home, office or lounge setting.