Who would think to design a chair after a chunk of coconut?
George Nelson and his team sure did in 1955 when they designed the Coconut Lounge Chair.
From the same designer and his team as the Marshmallow Sofa, they brought us the Coconut Chair, which is a burst of creativity.
About pulling inspiration from a coconut, Nelson said “Total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything.”
Because of its unique, striking design, the Coconut chair is part of the permanent collection in museums worldwide.
Also, because of the comfort and functionality of this chair, it is a permanent collection in homes and offices.
The George Nelson Coconut Chair is generously padded with a thick foam rubber cushion to provide ultimate comfort and support.
The chair is upholstered in a gorgeous, and soft leather.
The third corner that forms the backrest is slightly longer than the two sides to provide back and neck support.
Molded out of one piece of plastic shell which is sturdy yet lightweight.
All of this sits atop a clean, bent-steel, three-legged base.
A Nelson Coconut Chair by Herman Miller costs $8,615.00 and to the collector this price may seem worth it but, to the average consumer, paying $8,000 for one chair may not be feasable.
If this sounds like you, then keep reading.
In this article we are going to review some of the best Coconut Chair Replicas we could find based on consumer reviews, ratings, and closeness to the original dimensions and design of the original.
Unfortunately, there are not a lot of great quality reproductions so in this article, we are only going to list the top 4 because we only want to recommend the best of the best.
The chair has a flowing hammock feel with shallow sides and inviting curves.
The triangle chair is more than a conversation piece, it is the ideal modern classic lounge chair for relaxing at home, the office or a lounge setting.
Made from 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 sphere chair.
Kinsley lounge chair inspired by the coconut has a high gloss fiberglass shell upholstered over a high density, high resiliency seat cushion with a polished chrome steel base and legs.
Rather than the traditional leather upholstery this one has a gorgeous fabric upholstery that is available in five different color options: Gray, Green, Orange, Yellow, and Blue.
Crafted from a high gloss fiberglass shell and metal frame, this chair is a replica with a twist.
The fabric gives it a softer, more feminine appeal.
The Kardiel Coconut chair is more than a conversation piece, it is the ideal modern classic lounge chair for relaxing at home, office or lounge setting.
Features true to original metal frame geometry, this is a very close replica to the original.
Wrapped in premium Aniline Leather with a fiberglass chair and metal legs, wrap yourself up in comfort and style.
The entire chair is hand sewn and hand crafted, this reproduction is made to last.
This chair is destined to take its place as a permanent “modern heirloom” in the residential or commercial setting of your choice.
As its name suggests, the Coconut chairs form was inspired by a cracked part of coconut and the contoured shape adds visual appeal while cradling the body for optimal support.
The replica is hand stitched and has polyurethane foam and aniline leather upholstery that is soft yet durable.
Complete with a molded fiberglass shell on a tubular stainless steel base, this is another pretty close replica to the original.
You can choose fro a few different leather colors: Light Brown Aniline Leather, Black Italian Leather, Dark Brown Aniline Leather, White Aniline Leather
No matter which replica you choose from the above list, it will surely satisfy the appeal and budget you are looking for.
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