George NakashimaDining table model “Minguren II”

American walnut
Signed “George Nakashima” and dated “March 28 1983” under the top
height: 28 3/4 in. / Length: 78 3/4 in. / Width: 44 1/2 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.