Nelson™ Swag Leg Desk

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The classic Nelson Swag Leg Desk has the look, scale and function just right for today, 50 years after George Nelson designed them. The size of the desk is perfect for a laptop and mobile device dock and makes efficient use of space in your home or office
Item No. HM-NS5850
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Although it was introduced in 1958, the desk seems to have been designed to fit today’s compact electronics. A grommet for cable management has been added to the back of the desk. Colourful cubbyholes at the back keep materials organised and at hand, and one fits a laptop computer. Two moulded plastic drawers store smaller items.

We named this furniture group for the process that created the distinctive legs because designer George Nelson started with this idea: “Wouldn’t it be beautiful to have some kind of sculptured leg on a piece of furniture?” How could that be done without wood and hand-carving tools?

Using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube — the “swaging” process — proved to be the best way to produce the legs. Inserting a screw in the legs and rotating them in opposite directions makes quick work of assembly — and makes a strong joint too. You can assemble the pieces yourself and save money on shipping.

Product ID: 1004309


The Swag Leg collection includes a set of tables and a chair.


Width: 990mm
Depth: 725mm
Height: 875mm


This product is covered by a 5-year conditional warranty.


This is a Living On product. Its freight emissions have been offset.

Nelson Swag Leg Desk, Lifestyle
Nelson Swag Leg Desk, Lifestyle