"Marshmallow" Sofa

Designed by Irving Harper, American, 1916 - 2015, and George Nelson Associates, New York, 1947 - present. Made from 1956-c. 1965 and 1999-present by Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, 1923 - present.

Made in Zeeland, Michigan, United States, North and Central America

Designed 1956

Painted steel, chrome-plated metal, fabric

31 x 51 x 31inches (78.7 x 129.5 x 78.7cm) Seat height: 15 inches (38.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Marion Boulton Stroud, 1996

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This sofa's eighteen cushions are attached to an exposed frame in a radical rethinking of the traditional upholstered sofa. The cushions can be detached for easy cleaning or "interchanged to equalize wear."