12/21/2008

Nakashima Daybed

The price tag is steep, but your money may be safer these days in this type of investment rather than in the stock market. Fantastic custom 1950's daybed by George Nakashima designed for the Trattler family of Denver, Colorado. If you follow this blog at all you know I love Nakashima and had the joy of working in a gallery that delt in his and his daughter Mira's work. You can't find better modernist woodworkers than George and Mira.

5 comments:

Raquel Raney said...

sweet.

Vinay said...

lovely. I have similar daybed that the made in Indian using Rose wood during 70's. Haven't seen a single piece he did in India on web... let me know if you know if any link.

Susan S. said...

I can't say that I know of any woodworking he did in India. I know he spent a period of time there as an architect before he started woodworking but that was pre-seventies, prior to WWII. He designed some amazing buildings in India as well as Tokyo and there are framed drawings of them in some of the buildings at the woodworking studio in Bucks County PA. If you ever have a chance to tour the grounds on Saturdays, you should. It's amazing! Also check out the website at http://www.nakashimawoodworker.com/ It provides a great history and view of the work he and Mira, his daughter do.

jen said...

my grandfather was a woodworker living very close to george throughout the early and mid 1900's. nakashima is my favorite furniture designer and lucky for me, my grandfather and him were pals and traded some furniture pieces. i have a cherry and walnut freeform slab back daybed with attached end table. also have a set of two chairs(covered). my email is jennifer lande@yahoo.com

Susan E. Snyder said...

That's amazing Jen!! My boyfriend collects his work. He has two coffee tables, a room devider and a few other pieces. Such wonderful work!