Mary Wallis - Lindsey Adelman
Pasi Pankalainen - Knoll
Formway Design - Knoll
Antti Kotilainen - Knoll
Franco Albini - Knoll
A. Jacob Marks - Skram
AKMD
Alexander Girard -Knoll
Anna Karlin
Apparatus
Beucler & Poggioli A&A - Knoll
Barber & Osgerby -Knoll
BassamFellows
Bec Brittain
Bocci
Bover
Bower
Charles Pfister -Knoll
Charles Pollock -Knoll
Cini Boeri -Knoll
Coolican & Company
Daniel Stromborg -Knoll
David Adjaye -Knoll
David Weeks
Carlos Riart -Knoll
Don Chadwick -Knoll
Douglas Fanning
Eero Saarinen -Knoll
EOOS- Carl Hansen
Florence Knoll -Knoll
Frank Gehry -Knoll
Frits Henningsen- Carl Hansen
Gabriel Scott
George Nakashima -Knoll
Greta Grossman - Gubi
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Hans Wegner -Carl Hansen
Harry Bertoia -Knoll
Heather Rosenman Ceramics
Hennepin Made
Isamu Noguchi -Knoll
Jacques Adnet - Gubi
Jacques Pilon
Jeff Nimeh
Jehs + Laub -Knoll
Jens Risom -Knoll
J.M Szymanski
Jonathan Olivares -Knoll
Joseph D'Urso -Knoll
Juniper
Kaare Klint -Carl Hansen
Kazuhide Takahama -Knoll
Klein Reid
Kosoy & Bouchard
Larsen & Bender- Carl Hansen
Lella and Massimo Vignelli -Knoll
Lindsey Adelman
Loren Kaplan
Marc Krusin -Knoll
Marcel Breuer -Knoll
Marcello Apa
Marco Maran -Knoll
Martha Sturdy
Materia Designs
Matthew Hilton -De La Espada
Matthew Ward Studio
Maya Lin -Knoll
Michael Ruh
Mies Van Der Rohe -Knoll
Mirena Kim
Miss Print Wallpaper
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Mogens Lassen- Carl Hansen
Morten Gøttler -Carl Hansen
Neri & Hu -De La Espada
NLXL
Ole Wanscher -Carl Hansen
PELLE
Piero Lissoni -Knoll
Poul Kjærholm- Carl Hansen
Reinaldo Sanguino -RS Ceramics
Richard Schultz -Knoll
Rina Menardi
Robert Best -Bestlite
Roll & Hill
Ross Lovegrove -Knoll
Serge Mouille
Shelton Mindel -Knoll
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Sophie Cook
Speke I Klein
Stamberg Aferiat -Knoll
Stickbulb
Stone and Sawyer
Strand & Hvass- Carl Hansen
Tadao Ando -Carl Hansen
Thomas Bo Kastholm- Carl Hansen
Tracy Glover
Ufficio Tecnico -Knoll
Vico Magistrati -Knoll
Warren Platner -Knoll
 

DESIGNERS & BRANDS

George Nakashima -Knoll

COUNTRY : USA
BORN: 1905

One of the most recognized furniture designers and makers of the 20th century, George Nakashima is celebrated for his traditionally-inspired designs and legendary craftsmanship. Nakashima studied architecture at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Ecole Americaine des Beaux-Arts Fontainebleau in France and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While in an internment camp during World War II, he learned the art of Japanese woodworking from a local elder. He subsequently traveled the world via steamship before finally settling in Japan. Here he worked for Antonin Raymond, an American architect who had collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright to design the Imperial Hotel.

Back in America, Nakashima became a major figure in the American craft movement. His furniture is recognized for its simplicity and for the careful attention to material qualities. He often juxtaposed the natural edge of a piece of wood with traditional Japanese joinery. Nakashima’s Splay Leg Table and Straight Chair designs were created for, and originally produced by, Knoll in the 1940s. Consistent with his body of work, these Knoll pieces combine the modern aesthetic with a deep respect for the natural forms of a tree and the inherent beauty of wood. The pieces were reintroduced by KnollStudio in 2008.

During his career, Nakashima received the gold medal for craftsmanship from the American Institute of Architects, the Hazlett Award, and, in 1983, the Order of the Sacred Treasure — an honor bestowed upon him by the Emperor of Japan. The subject of several one-man exhibitions, Nakashima also authored The Soul of a Tree: A Woodworker’s Reflections.

Source: knoll.com

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