USA (1905-1990)

From Japanese and American descent, George Nakashima was a designer, architect and woodworker; he was also one of the fathers of the American Craft movement. His most representative creations are massive tables made out of big wood blocks, with polished surface but finishing details left rough. His most important works are the furnishing of Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s home, of Columbia University and of the Christ le Roi church in Kyoto. In 1983, Nakashima is awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Japanese Emperor and the Japanese government.