Touring the Nakashima Estate

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From the 1940s, George Nakashima was at the vanguard of a trend in furniture designs which placed the natural forms of live edged timber slabs centrestage. Nowadays we’re seeing a revival of this style of furniture with the increased use of slabs in mitred ‘waterfall’ constructions, in combination with epoxy resin as well as with the butterfly keys that Nakashima also popularised.

In this video, Mira takes us on a tour of the Nakashima estate in New Hope, Philadelphia, USA through its furniture making and finishing workshops, and also into the huge wood shed with its mouth-watering display of timber slabs, much of which now represents a rare resource.

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