George Nelsonâ€™s Platform Bench (1946) is one of the great icons of midcentury modernism. For Herman Millerâ€™s influential design director, utility was as important as beauty, and his spare rectangular bench is the result of this belief. It serves equally well as table, platform base or seating, depending on need and situation. No wonder itâ€™s been called timeless; something this functional never dates. The Platform Benchâ€™s legs are ebonized and finger-jointed for superior strength; also available with metal legs. Ships with legs unattached; simple assembly required. This is the authentic Nelson Bench produced by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Constructed with solid maple or walnut, this piece showcases the natural variations in wood; slight color differences from slat to slat should be expected. Walnut George Nelson: Nelson Platform Bench.