Nakashima, George

(1905 - 1990)

George Nakashima was an American architect and designer. He operated from the workshop he built for himself in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Interned during World War II because, as a Japanese American, he was regarded as an “undesirable alien.” In a prison camp in Idaho, he learned carpentry from another inmate who had trained with Japanese master woodworkers. Nakashima felt that the “character” or “spirit” of the tree should dictate the design of a piece. His furniture went against the fashion for the mass-produced styles that would later be known as “mid-century modern,” but Nakashima’s career thrived under the patronage of such figures as Nelson Rockefeller, who commissioned many pieces from the artist.

For nearly two decades, the collection of Bloomberry has been driven by the cultural reference between architecture, art and design.

The quality of our collection is reflected in the sophistication of craftsmanship and the character of the scars of time. Our restoration workshops are built around the same principal and work to the highest degree of craftsmanship.

Bloomberry is housed in a former textile factory and is located near Maastricht, in the south of The Netherlands. Within an hour of Antwerp and Cologne. Within two hours from Amsterdam and four hours from Paris.

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