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George Nelson (1908-1986) was one of the most important American designers of the 20th century. In 2008 George Nelson would have been 100 years old. In recognition of this anniversary, the Vitra Design Museum presents the first comprehensive retrospective on his work: George Nelson. http://www.vernissage.tv | Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher. In this video, curator Jochen Eisenbrand talks about the person and the work of George Nelson, his many talents and the influence on the American design in the latter half of the 20th century, and the connection Herman Miller, Charles Eames and Vitra.