Beauty in Imperfection

George Nakashima, Woodworker, will be commemorated Aug. 13 by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Nakashima Foundation for Peace with the dedication of an official Pennsylvania Historical Marker placed at 1847 Aquetong Road in New Hope. It was here, in this woodworking complex, where Nakashima integrated landscape, architecture and interior design from 1946 until his death in 1990, and where his family today continues the business to world-wide acclaim.

The studio is open to the public for free self-guided tours of the Showroom, Conoid Studio and Finishing Room Saturdays, 1 to 4:30 p.m. The studios will be closed,  Aug. 14 and 21, and Sept. 4.

Though still an active furniture design studio, the Nakashima complex was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service on August 14, 2008. That same year, Mira and Kevin began gifting their father’s archives to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., to ensure preservation of these important documents.

The studio’s work is exhibited in galleries, art centers and museums throughout the United States. Read more about Nakashima here.

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