Product Story - We decided to reintroduce the classic
Nelson swag leg group because the distinctive group has
the look, scale, and function just right for today, 50 years
after George Nelson designed them. The size of the desk
is perfect for a laptop and MP3 dock and makes efficient
use of space in your home or office. The tables work well
in offices and meeting spaces and in your dining area at
Design Story - George Nelson began with the legs,
insisting that they be made of metal, machine formed, and
prefinished. And beautiful. He wanted that graceful curve.
He also wanted them to be easy for the consumer to assemble,
so the desk and tables could be shipped knocked down to
save on costs.
What's a Swag Leg - We named this furniture group
for the process that created the distinctive legs because
designer George Nelson started with this idea: "Wouldn't
it be beautiful to have some kind of sculptured leg on a
piece of furniture?" How could that be done without wood
and hand-carving tools?
What's your style - You can have a swag leg desk,
a work table, a round dining table, a rectangular dining
table. All have chrome bases with walnut stretchers. All
have adjustable glides. Although it was introduced in 1958,
the desk seems to have been designed to fit today's compact
electronics. A grommet for cable management has been added
to the back of the desk. Colorful cubbyholes at the back
keep materials organized and at hand, and one fits a laptop
computer. Two molded plastic drawers store small items.
The work table provides plenty of room to spread out papers;
dining tables can also be meeting tables. Tops can be white
laminate or walnut veneer with a walnut veneer edge band
that coordinates with the solid walnut stretcher. Product
Story What's a Swag Leg? What's Your Style?