George Nakashima: The Spirit of a Tree

February 22, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The designs of George Nakashima (1905-1990) are among the most elegant and enduring in post–war American furniture. Nakashima is renowned for his sensitive approach toward natural materials. He conceived of furniture as a second incarnation of the wood and aimed to preserve its integrity, beauty, and utility by emphasizing the textures of their rich grains in his designs.

Just In: George Nakashima Room Divider

January 20, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present a triple sliding door room divider by celebrated designer George Nakashima, which will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Renowned for his sensitive approach to materials, he took care to honor the original form of the wood and often chose to highlight the natural quirks of the grain in his designs. Possessing a timeless quality, Nakashima’s versatile designs are both beautiful and practical, and continue to be used and enjoyed today by collectors.