Category: Art

George Nakashima: Master of Organic Furniture Design

George Katsutoshi Nakashima created wood furniture with reverence and patience, sometimes keeping boards of wood around his workshop until their true essence was revealed to him. The furniture designer was born in Spokane, Washington on May 24, 1905 and passed away on June 15, 1990.  Even though he started designing furniture opposed to the popular concept of modern …

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The Ceramics of Carl-Harry Stålhane

Carl-Harry Stålhane, born on December 15, 1920 in Mariestad, Sweden, was one of the most innovative Swedish ceramic artists of the twentieth century.  His designs and craftsmanship have become so revered that he has been an inspiration for modern designers and has been featured in the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design and New York’s MoMA. In 1939 …

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Tiki Tuesday: The Art of Jeff Granito

Meet tiki designer and freelance artist Jeff Granito. Jeff Granito designs colorful art prints and a wide variety of tiki products true to the style of the Enchanted Tiki Room, and Granito is no stranger to the paradisal world of Disney. He works from his home studio in Southern California and has created a number …

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