The Look for Less: Nelson Bench

The Nelson Platform Bench is one of the most iconic pieces of mid century furniture.

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Designed in 1946 by George Nelson for Herman Miller, it’s a classic piece that anyone would be lucky to own; however, it’s price of $1,669 is out of reach for many design lovers, such as myself. Luckily, I found a great alternate in a Baxton Studio bench that retails for only $176 on Amazon.  I doubt you can even tell the difference between the two. Test it out on the photo below. Can you guess which is the cheaper version?

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Believe it or not, the bench on the top is the Baxton Studio version.  While it has some slight differences than the Nelson Platform Bench, it’s undoubtedly a great alternative and a fraction of the price.

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