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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.

Just In: George Nakashima Dining Table

December 20, 2016

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present an original drop leaf table by renowned designer and woodworker, George Nakashima (1905–1990). This stunning piece will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Nakashima was commissioned to make this table for Marjorie Garfield, a local of New Hope, Pennsylvania.

California Craft: The Work of Arthur Espenet Carpenter

May 10, 2016

Lot 138, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Dining Suite

The Bay Area craftsman Arthur Espenet Carpenter was one of the most celebrated figures in the post-war American Studio Furniture movement. A self-taught woodworker, Carpenter almost singlehandedly defined a new design aesthetic known as the “California roundover”—a style characterized by pleasingly flowing lines and gently-contoured edges that feel almost supple to the touch. LAMA’s May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction includes the graceful, comfortable Wishbone chair–Carpenter’s signature design–as well as a drop-leaf table with organically curving struts. Rendered with skill and affection, such offerings exude the gentle warmth of the hand-made object.

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