Collections: An Elegant Craftsman

Collections: An Elegant Craftsman

An Elegant Craftsman: Looking at the Work of George Nakashima

"Inspired by what he felt was “bad” architecture with too many design elements, George Nakashima turned to furniture making, and became a key figure in the American craft movement.  Though he was a modernist he dedicated himself to wood, handwork, and simple technologies rather than embrace industrial materials or develop prototypes for mass production.  As a leading innovator of twentieth century furniture design who was so in touch with his organic medium we wanted to take a look at the life and work of George Nakashima."

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