George Nakashima was born on 24th May 1905 in Washington. He completed his graduation in architecture in 1929 and masters from M.I.T. He was an American furniture artist. He made appreciable contributions to the furniture industry. He was known for his innovative ideas in the woodwork industry. George Nakashima coffee table is very famous worldwide.
Subsequent to considering, Nakashima made a trip abroad to investigate the world and study building styles all alone, investing energy in spots like Paris, France, and Pondicherry, India. One of his initial tutors was Antonin Raymond (Czech, 1888–1976), a draftsman he met in Japan and worked with while examining Japanese design. In 1940, Nakashima got back to the United States with his American-conceived spouse, Marion Okajima. The couple opened a Seattle furniture workshop, however, it was shut when they announced for interment in a Japanese-American migration camp in Hunt, ID. At the camp, Nakashima met a Japanese craftsman named Gentauro Hikogawa, who showed him the art of making conventional Japanese furnishings. In 1943, Raymond supported Nakashima's delivery from the movement camp.
Nakashima originally considered ranger service at the University of Washington however immediately changed to engineering. He later finished a Master's certificate in design from MIT.
After his investigations, Nakashima sold his vehicle and bought an around-the-world steamship ticket, investing energy in France, North Africa, America, and ultimately Japan. The outing added to his huge information on the plan, materials, and procedures.
In 1934, Nakashima joined the design firm of Antonin Raymond, a protégé of draftsman Frank Lloyd Wright. Raymond later sent Nakashima to Pondicherry, India, to manage the development of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
George Nakashima table, Walnut Minguren coffee table with rosewood butterfly, several free/raw edges, and a natural reticulation. Marked to the underside with original owner’s name. Provenance: By descent, from the Estate of Dr. Alberta C. Johnson, Tucson, AZ; acquired directly from George Nakashima in 1967. Accompanied by original receipt, original handwritten purchase order, original printed finishing instructions, original correspondence card regarding delayed delivery signed by Kathy Mezger, and May 7, 1966, original graphite sketch/plans by George Nakashima.