George Nakashima

Born in Spokane, Washington, in 1905, Nakashima was a student of architecture before travelling to Paris in 1928 to pursue his education further.

The work of George Nakashima (1905–1990) is notable for its emotive potential. His approach, he asserted, was based on direct experience, “a way of life and development outward from an inner core, something of the same process that nature uses in the creation of a tree.”

Born in Spokane, Washington, in 1905, Nakashima was a student of architecture before travelling to Paris in 1928 to pursue his education further. This first experience unlocked a deep sense of wanderlust, which would later take him to Tokyo, Japan, to work for the architect Antonin Raymond. Here, he was able to connect with his Asian ancestry, which would become a lifelong influence on his work. His heritage is visible in the pure designs he produced as a woodworker, which always prioritized the natural beauty of his materials.

BENCH

Walnut

Special order for the Myrin family

H 33 x W 200 x D 50 cm
H 13 x W 78,8 x D 19,7 inches

MINGUREN II COFFEE TABLE

Walnut

Special order for the Myrin family

H 53,5 x W 96 x D 61 cm
H 21 x W 37,8 x D 24 inches

TABLE LAMP

Walnut, parchment and holly

Special order for Mr. Abraham Cohen

H 74 x W 34 x D 34 cm
H 29 x W 13,4 x D 13,4 inches

SOFA

Cherry tree

Unique piece

H 79 x W 229 x D 79 cm
H 31,2 x W 91 x D 31,2 inches

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