George Nakashima (1905-1990) "New" Chair
American walnut and hickory
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Spindle back with arms, marked Kinsey on base of seat, ht. 39, wd. 25 in.
Note: Believing in the integration of a personal and professional life, Nakashima began his business as a one-man shop and continued to operate on this principle throughout his career. He developed an international reputation and received many important commissions for buildings and furnishings for churches, corporate headquarters and private homes. A master craftsman, he created a distinctive style of furniture that gave "a second life" to the trees he loved so much. Nakashima received numerous awards, including the Gold Craftsmanship Medal of the American Institute of Architects (1952).