Mount Dora Modernism Museum Presents "esherick to NAKASHIMA"

mountdoracitizen October 2, 2015    City Scene, Front Page, Volume 1, Number 13

If you are excited about the beauty and ingenuity of American art, design and craftsmanship – or would like to learn more about it – spend some time lingering over the Modernism Museum Mount Dora’s latest exhibit. Their newest offering, “esherick to NAKASHIMA” is subtitled, “the theme continues…the DNA of Modernism.”

That subtitle is an essential key to understanding the museum’s showcase of the evolution of modernism studio art furniture.  It’s a rare opportunity to see the progression of an art form in one location, in one formidable display, from the largest collection of its kind in the world. 

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George Nakashima Saw Wood As No One Else Could

By Beth Dunlop, February 1, 2016 - 1stdibs, Introspective Magazine

One of the most important figures in American design in the latter half of the 20th century, George Nakashima modestly referred to himself as a “woodworker.” Yet, somehow, that understatement perfectly encapsulates the sensitivity of his practice and his emphasis on natural forms. An architect who left buildings behind to make tables, chairs, cabinets and much more, Nakashima (1905–1990) discovered his true calling in wood. And in so doing, he changed the course of furniture making....  Read more



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