Thursday, February 4, 2010

LOOK-ALIKE: CB2 + George Nelson

My friend has a desk from CB2 that seriously looks just like George Nelson's 1958 Swag Leg desk. The slightly altered sculptural base, sloping silhouette, and slim proportions are completely reminiscent of Nelson's design. The splayed leg design was started by Nelson and is now widely used, but CB2 replaces them with a boxy base frame, which I guess gives it a more contemporary spin.

Swag Leg desk by George Nelson [image from Design Within Reach.]

Swoop desk by CB2 [image from CB2.]

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