Classic Spaces: George Nakashima House, Studio + Workshop: Solebury Township, PA

. Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A visit to George Nakashima's House, Studio and Workshop, now being operated by Mira Nakashima. Located in Solebury Township, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the main shop was the first structure built on the property in 1946, with several other structures to follow during the 50's to the 70's, including a poolhouse, studios, and residences. This historic place is the genesis of some of the most important works of the 20th Century, by a true master of modernist design.

Probably the most intriguing photo to me is of the Jean Prouvé Standard Chair in one of the workshops. For Nakashima, a master of wood to admire a work of Prouvé, a master of a wholly different medium and aesthetic, and of a different continent altogether.... that in itself is a testimony to Nakashima's genius.

The 1st photo is via George Nakashima Woodworker, the 2nd and 3rd photos via Helena Tarelki, and the rest via strictly_phals.


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