More 2012 Summertime Fun… George Nelson Exhibit at Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan
“More than 120 three-dimensional objects including examples of chairs, benches, desks, cabinets, lamps, and clocks, as well as over 50 historical documents, such as drawings, photographs, architectural models, and films, form the core of the exhibition. Nelson was responsible for the production of numerous furnishings and interior designs that became modern classics, including the Coconut Chair (1956), the Marshmallow Sofa (1956), the Ball Clock (1947, the Bubble Lamps (1952 onwards).” — via Cranbook Art Museum website.
Lamps seen in this exhibit are by Modernica, the official manufacturer for authentic George Nelson Lamps. Below is a video of the exhibit when it initially opened at Vitra Design Museum in Germany in 2008. For the past 4 years the exhibit has been traveling all over the world and will continue to do so with this exhibit being the last stop in the United States before returning to Europe. So if you are staying stateside, it’s now or never to catch this exhibit.