George Nakashima Grass-seated chairs

George Nakashima Grass-seated chairs


Set of six chairs designed by George Nakashima in 1965. 
Made in American black walnut and wovensea-grass. 

Measures: 57 cm x 51 cm x 67 cm 

GEORGE NAKASHIMA (1905 – 1990) 
George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington. He worked for a brief time as a mural painter before losing his job during the depression. Nakashima sold his car, moved to Paris and then to Tokyo in 1934. In Japan, he worked at the architectural firm of Antonin Raymond where he was exposed to the Japanese folk art tradition. In 1937, Nakashima traveled to India to supervise the construction of Golconde, a dormitory for Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Nakashima returned to the United States settling in Seattle, where he worked for an architect. During World War II, he and his family were sent to a Japanese internment camp in Idaho. Antonin Raymond petitioned for and attained their release under the condition that Nakashima would work on his farm in New Hope, Pennsylvania. 

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