Splay Leg Table and TrayPrice: $1,795.00
Design by George Nakashima, 1946.
Taking nature as inspiration and maintaining the organic integrity of the material, George Nakashima designs are renowned for their respect for natural qualities of the tree and its woodgrain. Featuring natural, low-sheen finishes and live wood grain patterns, the Splay-Leg Table and Tray epitomize Nakashima and his craft. The Splay-Leg Tray was designed in 2008 under the guidance of George Nakashima's daughter, Mira. The Splay-Leg Tray is standard in Douglas Fir and the edge details are available in Brazilian Santos or Wenge.
Originally designed for Knoll in the 1940s, the Splay-Leg Table by George Nakashima is distinguished for its elegant woodworking and has been re-released by KnollStudio. Table tops are veneered with reverse slip-matched cathedral pattern, matching the solid wood edge in a clear low-sheen finish. Legs, apron and edge detail are made of Solid American Walnut. The design features mortise and tenon joints connected with solid brass hardware. The Table edge detail finish is available in American Walnut only. The Tray tops are constructed of solid Douglas Fir lumber that is quarter-cut and finished in a clear low-sheen finish. Tray edges are available in two finishes: solid Brazilian Santos and solid Wenge. Edge details are joined to top with mortise and tenon joints.
KnollStudio logo and designer's signature stamped under table top. Table comes with nylon glides.
Material(s): Solid American Walnut (Table) or Douglas Fir (Tray) with veneered top
Dimensions: Table W 37.75" D 34.25" H 17.5"; Tray W 21.375" D 16" H 1.75"
Designer: George Nakashima
George Nakashima, wood craftsman and poet, studied architecture at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Ecole Americaine des Beaux-Arts Fontainebleau in France and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked for Antonin Raymond. Nakashima received the gold medal for craftsmanship from the American Institute of Architects and the Hazlett Award. The subject of several one-man exhibitions, Nakashima also authored The Soul of a Tree: A Woodworker's Reflections.View other products by George Nakashima
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