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The furniture of George Nakashima has always blurred the lines between art and design. His organic approach to wood construction reveals the unique idiosyncrasies of the tree itself, in what he aptly called “the second life.” By utilizing the natural edge of the board and integrating imperfections like burls, knots and cracks, Nakashima’s pieces often lent well to a naturalistic expressiveness. It was so great to see a large body of his works staged in a home setting, the way they were meant to be used and displayed. 

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George Nakashima: In Conversation is being exhibited at the Untitled Gallery at 30 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side till April 20, 2014. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am till 6pm.