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nakashima straight chair

by George Nakashima from Knoll

nakashima straight chair

Design George Nakashima, 1948
American walnut, hickory
Made in the USA by Knoll

Celebrating the Knoll design heritage, the Nakashima Straight Chair is a Modernist approach to the traditional Windsor chair. The Straight Chair features a natural, low-sheen finish and "live" wood grain patterns that epitomize Nakashima and his craft. The Straight chair is made from solid American Walnut and Hickory and feature the designer's signature and KnollStudio logo on the underside.

Nakashima, a wood craftsman and poet, studied architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle, the Ecole Americaine des Beaux-Arts Fontainebleau in France and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Nakashima received the gold medal for craftsmanship from the American Institute of Architects and the Hazlett Award. The subject of several one-man exhibitions, Nakashima also authored The Soul of a Tree: A Woodworker's Reflections.

22.5" w | 30" h | 17.5" d | seat: 17.25" h | 11lbs.

$1,140.00 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)
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George Nakashima

George Nakashima was a Japanese-American woodworker, architect, furniture maker and a father of the American craft movement. He received a gold medal for craftsmanship from the American Institute of Architects.
Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that furniture should complement architectural space and not compete with it. Modernism is a passion at Knoll which results in ground breaking modern furniture.


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