George Nelson (1908-1986) described by many as a founding father of American Modernism. While he was the Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company and his own design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc that he designed many of the most iconic 20th Century modernist furniture. A New Englander by birth and Yale University trained architect. His associates and colleagues at Herman Miller while he was director of design read like a who's who of American Modernism, including Ray and Charles Eames and Richard Schultz. A true icon of design with a legacy of awards and accollades that speak volumes for his creativity and vision.