Design Miami Global premiere of George Nakashima, Woodworker

 global premiere of George Nakashima, Woodworker
global premiere of George Nakashima, Woodworker

Friday Films

Announces the Global Premiere of

George Nakashima, Woodworker

October 2, 2020


Please join us Friday, October 2nd as we host the global premiere of the definitive documentary “George Nakashima, Woodworker” by filmmaker John Nakashima and with the support of the George Nakashima Woodworkers Studio, the George Nakashima Foundation for Peace, and Moderne Gallery. You can view the film until Sunday, October 4 at  11:59 PM EST with your viewing credentials.

George Nakashima changed woodworking forever. His influence has been formative and life-changing for makers in almost every country. His body of work and approach to furniture making is central to design history, leading him to become the only woodworker who is a household name throughout the world. Jon Binzen, editor and writer for the magazine “Fine Woodworking” says, “Every woodworker tries their hand at making at least one George Nakashima slab table.”

The two-hour documentary offers a rare and very personal perspective of George Nakashima and the work that he designed and produced over a period of 54 years. After beginning his worldwide “seeker’s journey“ for seven years during the Great Depression, the film offers the viewer a unique opportunity to see Nakashima as he develops and refines his aesthetics, craft, and philosophy.

Design Miami/ Friday Film series presents serious films for designer lovers. Available all weekend through the Design Miami/ Shop site, these films spotlight the creatives, connoisseurs, and conversations that drive the field of collectible design.

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