Coconut Mid Century Modern Chair
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. 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.
Making the Icon
In his 1956 design statement for the Coconut chair, George Nelson said it “was developed to give lounge seating comfort together with great freedom of movement.” A Smooth fiberglass shell, the single piece foam rubber cushion and a frame handcrafted of 100% polished stainless steel. These ingredients speak to the standard of craftsmanship used in the Kardiel Coconut Chair reproduction. Much like a coffee table book, the design invites conversation. The chair is organic in form yet hardly shocking coming from George Nelson, a man who lived by his own words “Total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything.”
The year 1955 is long gone but now you can own your own exacting reproduction of the original Coconut Chair. This reproduction is made to last. Handcrafted to the exact specifications as the original using the highest quality materials. This chair destined to take its place as a permanent “modern heirloom” in the residential or commercial setting of your choice.
Genuine Top Grain Aniline Leather
A small percent of the world’s leather supply is of high enough quality for 100% Top Grain Aniline upholstered furniture. Aniline Dyeing is the process of soaking the hides in transparent aniline dyes which allows color to absorb into the natural hide. Top Grain Aniline leather is then topical stain protected to minimize liquid absorption during every day use but does not require imitation grain stamping methods which imprint a Faux grain over the majority of the leather surface. Without all the synthetic topical coatings, it breathes naturally making it comfortable for seating. It is soft, supple, durable and pliable, maintaining the characteristics of pure leather.
Product Design Features
StyleMid-Century Modern Classic Chair
Base FrameHigh Polished #304 full length external stainless steel base frame ensures no chipping or rusting
Body FrameInternal molded body bolt sleeves secure the metal frame to the shell.
ShellConstructed around a curvature “True To Original” glossed fiberglass shell
Seat PlatformReinforced bottom seat cushion platform for firm longer lasting support
Foam TypeMulti-density foam seat & back cushion wrapped in silk layer provides comfort & cushion memory
Stitch Edge TypeMatching streamlined piping
Leather Type100% upholstered in Genuine Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline Leather
Feature100% Genuine Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline Leather Piping
FeatureTrue to original metal frame geometry
FeatureFlex angle adjust floor protecting pad discs compensate for slightly uneven surfaces
Leg DesignHigh Polished stainless steel
DimensionsHeight 34.6" x Depth 35" x Width 41.3"
FeatureThe entire chair is stitched and crafted by hand
FeatureComes standard with floor protection caps on legs
Warranty3 year limited warranty
100% Genuine Top Grain Premium Aniline Leather
Making up only 5% of the worlds leather supply Top Grain Aniline is the best quality, softest leather we offer. This premium leather is Aniline vat dyed with the color penetrating through to the back of the hide. Top Grain refers to the actual surface of the hide presents a natural leather appearance and touch you would expect.
This series is upholstered in premium Top Grain Aniline European leather. This is a significant upgrade in leather options. Top Grain is the actual surface of the cowhide. While no one knows the actual number, a small percentage of furniture sold today is upholstered in Premium Top Grain Aniline leather. Some claim as low as 5%. Aniline dying describes one of the two processes in which color is applied to the leather with the dye penetrating the leather and extending beyond the surface, into the leather itself. For modern furniture requiring a clean aesthetic, Top Grain Aniline Leather is both “liquid vat” (deep penetrating) and surface dyed to achieve the main color selection and to conceal uneven tones and blemishes in the hide. Top grain aniline is the softest leather and naturally breaths well. Because Top Grain refers to the actual surface of the animal hide it presents a natural leather appearance you would expect. While it is true that raw Top Grain Aniline absorbs spills easier, furniture grade Top Grain leather features a stain resistant treatment making it exceptional for everyday lower maintenance use. Although rare, nothing wears, looks or feels better than premium Aniline Top Grain leather. Over time it patinas and becomes more comfortable versus wearing out.
“Split Grain” is the most common leather used on furniture. This reproduction has been upgraded to Top Aniline leather and does not use Split Grain leather. Nonetheless, this paragraph will help explain the difference in quality and price between the leather types. Split Grain is the underside of the hide that has been separated from the surface or “top” of the hide. While defined as actual leather, Split Grain leather does not have the natural surface grain of the top of the cowhide. A topical layer of insoluble pigment is applied to the surface of split grain leather, which is then stamped or “grain embossed” to imitate the surface appearance of actual leather. This topical layer contains the color that the leather will be.
Safe delivery. Curbside or Full Service
Kardiel specializes in fast home and business delivery of modern classic furniture and bath products across the U.S including Hawaii and Alaska. We dispatch shipments to homes all over Canada daily. Using proven, reliable nationwide delivery methods we insure and guarantee safe delivery of all shipments. We provide standard curbside residential delivery as well as inside White Glove full service delivery as options for many of the regions we ship to.
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Premium Full Service home delivery
The best value for those looking for a full service delivery experience with no lifting or physical effort involved. A team of 2 rigorously screened home delivery professionals arrive on a day and time prescheduled with you. Your furnishings are brought into your home and placed in the desired location in the room(s) of your choice. The furniture is removed from the packaging/boxes. The old packaging material is then placed in a designated location.
Perhaps you need door(s) removed and replaced? Maybe you live in a condo or high rise building? Maybe there are flight(s) of stairs to climb? The safe arrival of your items is guaranteed and no obstacle is too large. We will do anything necessary to complete your delivery with quality, care and a smile. Average delivery times are 9-12 business days from the day your order leaves the Kardiel warehouse.
Curbside Residential Delivery
This economical delivery option brings your new furnishings direct to your home or business. The term curbside indicates that the items are brought to the "curb" but not inside the home.
This is a signed delivery option which means you will need to be present to accept the delivery. You will need to be prepared to carry the items into your home or office as this service does not include inside delivery. Tracking numbers are provided within 24 hours of your order leaving the Kardiel warehouse. Average delivery times nationwide for this service are 7-10 business days from the day the shipment leaves the Kardiel warehouse. The delivery is guaranteed safe when you inspect and sign with the driver for any potential shipping damage. The delivery company calls to schedule the delivery date and window of time as the arrival date of your items draws closer.
Hawaii & Alaska
Hawaii & Alaska orders allow average 12-18 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Alaska and Hawaii orders are not eligible for advertised "continental U.S" shipping promotions. As over water transport is involved, the shopping cart will not calculate
Alaska and Hawaii customers please contact us by phone to receive a custom discounted delivery quote for your shipment prior to purchasing.
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