George NakashimaA large lamp

American walnut, rosewood, cherry wood and parchment
Underside signed and dated “George Nakashima Sept 1974”
Height: 31 7/8 in. / Diameter: 13 3/8 in.


ABOUT George Nakashima




George Nakashima calls himself simply woodworker. Born in 1905 in Spokane (Washington, USA) to Japanese immigrants, he is one of the most famous figures of the American Craft Studio movement. As a follower of the Mingei movement, he swam against the tide and created a design without the industrial companies: he chose each piece of wood and shaped free-form works with an expressive sincerity, sublimating the grain and form as much as the imperfections.