George Nakashima Saw Wood As No One Else Could

By Beth Dunlop, February 1, 2016 - 1stdibs, Introspective Magazine

One of the most important figures in American design in the latter half of the 20th century, George Nakashima modestly referred to himself as a “woodworker.” Yet, somehow, that understatement perfectly encapsulates the sensitivity of his practice and his emphasis on natural forms. An architect who left buildings behind to make tables, chairs, cabinets and much more, Nakashima (1905–1990) discovered his true calling in wood. And in so doing, he changed the course of furniture making....  Read more

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