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What is George Nakashima known for?
George Nakashima is perhaps best known for developing the butterfly joint. This construction method involves connecting pieces with a third piece of wood shaped like a butterfly. The joint forms a strong, sturdy connection and stabilizes pieces to fight the effects of wood expansion. On 1stDibs, shop a range of George Nakashima furniture.
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George Nakashima Dining Set with Trestle Dining Table and 'New' Chairs
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima, boat-shaped trestle dining table, walnut, United States, 1959 This exquisite and exceptionally large dining table was designed by George Nakashima and created in h...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

George Nakashima Boat-Shaped Trestle Dining Table
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima for George Nakashima Studio, boat-shaped ‘trestle’ dining table, cherry, rosewood, United States, 1982 This exquisite dining table was designed by George Nakashima ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

George Nakashima Free Edge Slab Coffee Table in Walnut
By George Nakashima
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima, free edge slab coffee table, walnut, United States, 1958 American woodworker and designer George Nakashima proves with this quintessential table that he is a true ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

George Nakashima Boat-Shaped Trestle Dining Table in Walnut
By George Nakashima, George Nakashima Studio
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima, boat-shaped trestle dining table, walnut, United States, 1959 This exquisite and exceptionally large dining table was designed by George Nakashima and created in h...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

George Nakashima Free Edge 'Slab' Coffee Table in Walnut
By George Nakashima
Located in Waalwijk, NL
George Nakashima, free edge slab coffee table, English walnut, United States, circa 1960 American woodworker and designer George Nakashima proves with this quintessential table that he is a true master of his craft. The impressive coffee table, created custom for a private client around 1960, is designed to fully showcase the individual characteristics of the wooden slab on top. The organic, free flowing edges of the wood contribute to a dynamic and natural appearance of the design. This free-form character of the top contrast beautifully with the stark simplicity of the base, a typical trade of Nakashima. The asymmetrical composition contributes to the strength of the design and the high-visual quality. George Nakashima (1905-1990) was a well-known woodworker, architect and furniture designer from Japanese descendants. He was born in Spokane, Washington and enrolled in the University of Washington program in architecture. After his graduation in 1931, he decided to live his life as a bohemian in France. Afterwards, he spent some time in North Africa and eventually settled in Japan for some time. There, he started working for Antonin Raymond...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Mid Century Walnut George Nakashima Sundra Tiered Side Table for Widdicomb
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Experience a touch of timeless elegance with our authentic Mid-Century designed side table by the master woodworker, George Nakashima, for Widdicomb. Dating back to the stylish 1960s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Oak, Walnut

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