George Nelson & Associates - Design / Design Art New York Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Patio Club, King Edward Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA. Delivered and sold to the King Edward Hotel by Martin School Equipment of Jackson, 1959; Private collection, Jackson MS, USA, purchased during the closing of the Patio Club, 1965-1967; thence by descent, ca. 1997

  • Literature

    Cara Greenberg, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s, New York, 1984, p. 95 for an example of the prototype; Cherie Fehrman and Kenneth Fehrman, Postwar Interior Design: 1945-1960, New York, 1987, p. 72 for a similar example; Martin Edelberg, ed., Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was, New York, 1990, pp. 128 and 130; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Modern Furniture Classics Since 1945, London, 1991, p. 67 for a similar example; Alexander von Vegesack, et al., eds., 100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1996, pp. 188-189; Leslie Piña, Classic Herman Miller, Atglen, 1998, p. 109 for a drawing of the "Marshmallow Sofa"; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Domus Vol. IV 1955-1959, Cologne, 2006, p. 252


Rare "Marshmallow" sofa

Painted and brushed steel, aluminum, original white leatherette.
31 x 51 x 26 in. (78.7 x 129.5 x 66 cm)
Designed 1954-1956 in collaboration with Irving Harper, manufactured by The Herman Miller Furniture Company, USA from 1956-1965. With original label “Sold By Martin School Equip Po Box 250 Jackson, Miss. Date Of Delivery 5-15-59 2237 5670 Sofa.”

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $36,000

Design / Design Art

14 Dec 2006, 2pm
New York