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sofa (b)

Year of origin

George Nakashima


new upholstery, wood reworked
very good original condition
h 84 / w 303 / d 95 cm

Handcrafted, stunning, marvellous sofa  constructed through handwork with American walnut by George Nakashima himself. It is a great example of Nakashima's outstanding woodwork, exampled by its delicate proportions. The American Architecture alumni from Massachusetts Insitute of Technology discovered his love for woodwork during a stay in Japan, working for architect Antonin Raymond. The style he developed combined traditional American and Japanese with modern elements and varied over time. The woodwork however stayed as a constant that he became known for, appreciated by famous companies such as Knoll International. Apart from the complex techniques and styles that influenced him, American Studio furniture, Wharton Esherick and Sam Maloof show resemblences to his work.