A Day in New Hope: Nakashima Woodworker and Raymond Farm Center
April 22, 2017
Discover the architectural and artistic interconnections between Japan and the United States through the interpretation and confluence of Modernist and traditional ideas explored by woodworker George Nakashima and architects and industrial designers Noémi and Antonin Raymond at their respective New Hope, PA, compounds.
Nakashima developed his furniture making techniques and ideas at his home and studio from 1946 to 1990. The tour will include an overview of his furniture making process and its importance in this mid-century architectural context. This legacy continues today through the George Nakashima Woodworker and Nakashima Foundation for Peace.
The Raymond Farm was the home and summer studio of the architects and designers, Noémi and Antonin Raymond. In addition to practicing architecture, they designed furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, flatware, and ironwork. In 1938, after working in Japan for 15 years, the Raymonds returned to the US and set up “the New Hope Experiment," an architectural atelier that taught practical design solutions. Apprentices had hands-on experience with various building trades and crafts.
Saturday April 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Hope, PA
$60 AIA members/$70 general public
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22A Day in New Hope: Nakashima Woodworker and Raymond Farm Center