These retro yet modern chairs have the look, scale, and function that are just right for today. The chair design is stylish, elegant, and-although 50 years old-completely contemporary. It goes nicely with the swag leg desk and tables, and this classic design is also at home with other furniture, modern or traditional.
We named this furniture for the process that created the distinctive legs because designer George Nelson started with this idea: "Wouldn't it be beautiful to have some kind of sculptured leg on a piece of furniture?" How could that be done without wood and hand-carving tools? Using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube-the process called swaging-proved a success.
George Nelson used separate pieces for the seat and back and glued them together, so the swag leg chair can flex with the sitter. A slit between the seat and back helps prevent heat buildup. Wide, flat arms provide a comfortable place to rest forearms.
The look is light-scaled, sculpted, and delicate, but the base is strong, and the recyclable polypropylene shell is durable.
Shells are available in white, grey, or black. Legs come in chrome, white, or black. Choose a shell and base that match or mix.