George Nakashima Studio – Part 2

September 27th, 2012

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Onto Part 2 of our 3 part series on the Nakashima Studio. Today we visit the Reception house, the refinishing shop, and the lumber storage building.

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The Reception house.

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A vintage indigo dyed tapestry separates the showroom from the office area.

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There’s a real sense of working in nature throughout the workshops.

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The finishing building where coats of tung oil are hand applied to each piece.

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Nakashima wall hanger.

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Wind chime.

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The beautiful guest house, which we will be featuring in the 3rd volume of Mjolk. The ottomans have the original antique indigo cushions used for the Rockefeller’s Japanese home.

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The traditional tea room complete with a cantilever to the garden to closer connect with nature.

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The bathroom was tiled by Mira and her brother Kevin.

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Hinoki and copper bath buckets.

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The lumber storage building.

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This is one of the most valuable collections of wood in the world, many lengths of old growth trees in the Nakashima collection do not even exist anymore.

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The famous bow-tie inlay.

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A specifically beautiful piece of 7′ American walnut destined to become a Conoid bench, you can see the curved line which will eventually be where the slated back will be constructed.

 

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  1. I am not easily rendered speechless, but this has done it.


    Holly Gnaedinger

    28 Sep 12 at 12:02 pm

  2. what a wonderful blog and the pictures of the work and design are fabulous.


    maxine

    29 Sep 12 at 4:11 pm

  3. What wonderful photographs–I love the bathroom; it’s so playful! BTW, the beautiful indigo noren with the twisted rope pattern is by Serizawa Keisuke.


    Catherine

    29 Sep 12 at 5:29 pm

  4. Thank you so much for letting us know the artist Catherine!


    John & Juli

    30 Sep 12 at 7:41 am

  5. thank you much for sharing this, you just made my day!
    beautiful photographs, by the way.


    annett bourquin

    30 Sep 12 at 2:41 am

  6. Stunning. My dad is a self taught furniture maker and one or two pieces (the bench in the pic titled the reception house) looks exactly like a piece he made long ago from a piece of walnut. I am speechless at the love poured into this living art.


    Melanie

    13 Oct 12 at 9:33 am

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