Carderock Springs

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Comprehensive Nakashima Collection

February 18, 2014

Valleyview Living Room, Carderock Springs Subdivision

On Sunday, February 23, Los Angeles Modern Auctions is offering the largest George Nakashima collection from a single owner in our history. Directly from the Estate of Edmund J. Bennett, this comprehensive collection includes 60 custom designs that span Nakashima’s most successful and creative decades from 1963 to 1991. Edmund J. Bennett commissioned Nakashima to create a diverse, all-encompassing collection, from desks, chairs, and daybeds to lamps, mirrors, and wall units. It began with a collaboration between two visionaries and continued with Bennett’s lifelong appreciation of an American master.

George Nakashima: Custom Lamp

February 6, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Among the many highlights in the upcoming February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction, Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer 60 commissioned George Nakashima works from the collection of Mr. Edmund J. Bennett. This variety of works represents some of the furniture designer’s most contemporary styles and advanced woodworking techniques. One of these designs, a custom Table lamp (executed in 1978), demonstrates Nakashima’s ability to showcase his craft, the client’s taste, and the wood’s natural beauty.

The Beauty of Simple Things – Custom Designs by George Nakashima from the Edmund J. Bennett Collection

November 4, 2013

LAMA is pleased to announce that the upcoming February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature 60 commissioned designs by George Nakashima from the collection of Edmund J. Bennett. Spanning over 30 years, this collection has never been offered on the market. The collection includes a Conoid bench, a hanging wall case, a Slab II coffee table, a set of 12 Conoid chairs, hanging wall mirrors, a Frenchman’s Cove II dining table and extension, a Q Bench, a double sliding door cabinet, table lamps, a Conoid storage headboard, two daybeds, a “New” lounge rocking chair, and many other expertly crafted designs.