TGM DONATES COMMISSIONED ARTWORK TO BENEFIT AUCTION
The Good Mod has recently donated two commissioned art pieces to a local benefit auction.
The Good Mod is a local furniture/design studio that has provided the chair & seeks out projects that incorporate collaboration with local artists.
Contact us directly for further information regarding the auction.
Nick Hans of Made on the Moon, hand painted this vintage Eames fiberglass chair by Herman Miller. Featuring intricate line work & organic patterns.
Made on the Moon is a Portland based brand, that specializes in apparel and & accessories.
The Object painting was created through process experimentation with CAD programming & a robotic CNC machine.
Photos by Arthur Hitchcock
George Nakashima, native to Spokane Washington, attended M.I.T and graduated in 1930 with his Master in Architecture. Nakashima worked in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and India before returning to Seattle in 1940. While volunteering to design and supervise at a religious sanctuary in India he was strongly influenced by Sri Aurobindo and was given the sandkrit name 'sundarananda'‚ one who delights in beauty. Nakashima believed that it is necessary to remove the desire to promote one‚ individual ego from the creative process and to devote work each day to the divine.
Like many Japanese Americans, Nakashima and his wife were interned in a camp on the Idaho desert, he learned his craft from a Japanese carpenter he met there. In 1943 they moved to New Hope, PA and set up a studio and woodworking shop.
Nakashima's Straight chair was introduced to the masses by Knoll in 1946, in 2008 Knoll worked with Mira Nakashima, George's daughter, to reintroduce the chair. The Nakashima studio is still operating today under Mira's supervision.
His major commissions included:
Furnishings for the late new york governor Nelson A. Rockefeller home, interiors for Columbia University, the Church of Christ the King in katsura, Kyoto, the International Paper Corporation, and the Monastery of Christ in the desert as well as the altars of peace. The altars of peace are now installed in New York City, Auroville / India, and the academy of art in Moscow / Russia.
You can view his works at:
The New York Metropolitan Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.
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