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Sunday, March 11, 2012

George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa

The playful Marshmallow sofa is a landmark of modern design that's still turning heads and making people smile. This sofa is one of the earliest manifestations of Pop Art in furniture design. Its unique form makes it one of the few truly unconventional sofas in design history. The basic version consists of 18 individual round cushions mounted on transverse braces in the seat and back. A connecting element makes it possible to join individual sofas together, extending the length as desired.
Design Story
When the Marshmallow sofa was introduced in 1956, the Herman Miller catalog described it as "The first of a series of pieces embodying a new concept in soft seating. We feel that it has possible use not only in the home, but in contract use for lobbies in public buildings where the very fact that it is unusual will be a plus."
The catalog also said, "Despite its astonishing appearance, this piece is very comfortable."

Designed by Irving Harper and George Nelson, the sofa was reintroduced by Herman Miller after a 34-year hiatus in 1999.

George Nelson
How to make Dollhouse version of the Marshmallow Sofa

My version of the Marshmallow Sofa designed by George Nelson.
MATERIALS NEEDED: small styrofoam balls, soft leather, I used an old pair of gloves, skewers,


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