On our recent trip to Pennsylvania, we took some time to stop by the Nakashima workshop and talk with Mira Nakashima, designer and daughter of George Nakashima. Mira talks about her father, the
George Nakashima Woodworker complex in New Hope, PA where George Nakashima integrated landscape, architecture and interior design from 1946 until his death in 1990. If you visit, be sure to talk
A master woodworker and M.I.T.-trained architect, George Nakashima was the leading light of the American Studio furniture movement. Along with Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, and Wendell Castle, Nakashima was an artisan who disdained industrial methods and materials in favor of a personal, craft-based approach to the design.
The George Nakashima Woodworker Complex, located in New Hope, Pennsylvania, was the home of the internationally renowned furniture designer and architect George Nakashima. The 12 acre complex has 21 buildings, all designed by Nakashima.
Nakashima Woodworkers. In 1945, George Nakashima opened his woodworking business simply to earn a living using the skills he had learned as an Eagle Scout in the Pacific Northwest, as an architect in the Far East, and as a woodworker in the Idaho desert. We continue to custom-mill sustainably harvested hardwoods—maximizing both yield
About Woodworker George Nakashima. George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington, in 1905. Early on, he focused on design. He earned degrees in architecture from the University of Washington and, later, M.I.T. Nakashima traveled extensively, visiting France, Africa, India, and Japan.