“New” Lounge Chair with Free-Form Arm
George Nakashima, 1981
Cherry and Hickory Wood
32" W x 25" D x 32.5" H

George Nakashima (1905–1990) is one of the most celebrated and collected woodworkers, a master craftsman who celebrated nature’s beauty and imperfections within the wood he used as his muse and medium. Nakashima explored wood’s endless organic expression and often left a rough free form edge that has become his signature. His career as an architect and furniture maker was filled with many adventures, and he settled in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1945 after being released from a Japanese-American internment camp during WW2. He designed furniture for private clients as well as for Knoll. Nakashima’s home in New Hope is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. RE