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AIRBNB PROCESS | 2015
A look into our ongoing collaborative design process with Airbnb.
Photos by Arthur Hitchcock
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PORTLAND SUPPLY CO STUDIO VISIT
Recently got the chance to show off our shop + showroom the talented crew from Portland Supply Co. (Mikola Accuardi + Jacquelyn Caballero)
We had a great time on our tour, and love their interpretation of our space! There is also a brief interview with our Owner/Designer Spencer Staley.
Check it out, click the photo below!
Photo by Mikola Accuardi
Ping Pong/Table Tennis Conference Table
Here is our most recent creation! A one-of-a-kind Ping Pong/Table Tennis conference table.
Crafted here in the Good Mod workshop with the design industry in mind. We have put a lot of time and effort into making the ultimate conference table. This table would be perfect for any creative workplace or avid table tennis enthusiast.
The top features a center line of flush brass inlay, adding a stylish dividing line that meshes perfectly with the table's natural tones. The legs are custom fabricated steel, and have been powder-coated a vibrant orange.
We would love for you to come visit & try it out! All tables are completely custom, ensuring that every detail fits seamlessly into its new environment.
Photos by Arthur Hitchcock
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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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