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STOCKTON, CA. – Dec. 9, 2004 – Nakashima Golf ( has confirmed that its NP-R 19 degree utility wood was used by one of the two winners of the prestigious WBC-World Cup, which was held at the Real Club de Golf in Seville, Spain. Everything was bursting into bloom on the spring day when I had the opportunity to visit the New Hope, Pennsylvania home and studio of legendary American woodworker George Nakashima, a leader in the Arts and Crafts movement. His Japanese-influenced designs SOLEBURY, Pa. — When the internationally renowned Japanese-American woodworker George Nakashima passed away in 1990, he left behind family and friends, a community of artists and clients who admired him — and a massive pile of wood. The wood If you had to name one artist collected by Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt, Steve Jobs, Julianne Moore and Narcisco Rodriguez, you probably would not guess George Nakashima (1905-1990), the Japanese-American master woodworker and furniture designer. Nakashima The studio of George Nakashima Woodworker introduces the Shoki Collection (pronounced show-kee and meaning “early years”), a new line of furniture based on recently discovered drawings by the legendary craftsman, George Nakashima, made in the early PHILADELPHIA, PA.-Freeman’s October 16 Design sale featured one of the strongest selections of works from George Nakashima Woodworker studio to be offered at auction in recent years. The excellent array of pieces brought in collectors from near and far .

In the world of woodworking, George Nakashima is known for his furniture made from pieces of raw wood left, for the most part, in their natural, craggy splendor. Nakashima built his reputation on finding beauty in what other craftsmen might see as “He’s popular all over the world.” Nakashima, a Japanese-American woodworker and MIT-trained architect, has taken his place alongside Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Carlo Mollino, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson, and others who constitute the George Nakashima left an internment camp in Idaho and came to Bucks County. There, he created iconic, influential wood furniture — including the straight-backed chair, a modern take on the classic Windsor chair. The U.S. Department of the Interior on “In Windsor chairs, the seat is made of one piece of solid wood, and the back spindles are separate from Wegner – $6,800 at 1stDibs dealer Design Modern • Mid-Century Windsor | Nakashima Straight Chair by George Nakashima – $659 at Hive Modern .

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