USA (1922-2002)

Awarded from the Pratt Institute in 1953, George Mulhauser begins his career as a designer in George Nelson’s studio for Herman Miller. In 1955, he conceives the famous Coconut chair, often attributed to George Nelson. Towards the late 1950s he collaborates with an other well-known US designer, Paul McCobb with whom he develops molded fiberglass chairs. In parallel, George Mulhauser teaches furniture design at Pratt Institute and 3D design at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. In 1995 he settles his studio in the New York suburbs where he develops a new model, Mr. Chair, one of the first reclining lounge chair formed in one piece, produced by Plycraft, Massachusetts.