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Design June, 2 2009

George Nakashima’s Straight Chair

Recently reissued by Knoll, George Nakashima’s Straight Chair has become subject of some scholarly attention. Not least among this evaluation is The Design Center at University of Philadelphia’s single object exhibition, George Nakashima and Knoll: The Making of An Object. As name implies, the exhibition traces the history of the chair and the craftsman’s relation to the manufacturer. Open for a few more days (to June 6), it is a grand example of Nakashima’s working methods.

Should you wish to learn more about the Straight Chair, and don’t want to travel to Philadelphia, The Magazine Antiques has recently published an informative interview with Mira Nakashima related to the reissue by Knoll. Read that here.

More images from the exhibition after the jump.

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