George Nakashima (10/10/1977)

October 13, 2023, 11:00 pm

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George Nakashima, architect, laying out a form for bending wood to be used in chairs he is making (Gretchen Van Tassel via 2023632686)

Born in Spokane, Washington, George Nakashima (1905-1990) was a master craftsman and M.I.T.-trained architect who created some of the most iconically beautiful and organic wood furniture of the twentieth century.  He also survived an internment camp in Idaho where Japanese Americans were forced to live during World War II. Nakashima spoke with Studs Terkel in 1977.