Product Story

Product Story

Lightweight yet robust in materials and construction, the Nessel Chair, designed for Geiger International by noted Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen, was created to work in a multitude of spaces: offices, conference rooms, lounges, dining areas, as well as any type of residential setting. Designed with the sitter in mind, it provides maximum comfort. The chair’s solid wood frame can be finished in any of Geiger’s exclusive low-sheen or matte wood finishes. The Nessel Side Chair, available with or without arms, is fully upholstered in fabric or leather or in two contrasting fabrics.

Product Story (SOE OCT 2014)

Product Story (SOE OCT 2014)

Classic Modernism was an important influence in van Duysen’s design as was the work of French architect Jean-Michel Frank, who practiced in the thirties and is famous for his clean-lined but sumptuous furniture. Spurred by these sources of inspiration, Van Duysen gave Nessel a simple, yet elegant and sophisticated profile, achieved through the use of high-quality and refined materials. The chair is constructed with mortise and tenon joinery and grooved corner blocks for strength and durability. Luxurious Geiger upholstery fabric is exactly flush with the frame, and the seams are in perfect alignment.


Vincent Van Duysen

Inspired by classical forms, Vincent Van Duysen strives for order and clarity.

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19 5/8”                       

Over-all Height        
31 ½”                         

Seat Height              
17 ½”            

Arm Version - Arm Height

Product Numbers

Armless Ash

Armless Walnut

Ash With Arm

Walnut With Arm


Frame solid wood

Seat/back fire-resistant foam, Dacron, and polyfoam cushions



Indoor Advantage™ Gold Certified


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