The coconut Chair was Designed by American Architect and Designer, George Nelson. It was put into production By Herman Miller in 1955. This is another Iconic Chair of the 20th Century.
The shape represents a chunk of a broken coconut cut into 8 sections. The chair is designed with minimal materials. The entire upholstered section is constructed from one single piece of leather. The outer shell is made from fibreglass-reinforced plastic, and then mounted on thin chromed legs
George Nelson designed the chair to me sat in many different positions. You can comfortably sit upright or lounged back. The splayed design allows you to pull your legs up into the chair or slip your legs to one side. Function was a large driving force to the end result of the coconut chair design.