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Nakashima Straight-Back Chair

Nakashima Straight-Back Chair

Designed by George Nakashima for Knoll®

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Item Number: 317535
$908.00
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We want you to be delighted with your new purchase. If you need to make a return, we're here to help. Please review your item(s) upon delivery. If there is an issue with your order, contact your local DWR Studio or our customer service team at 800.944.2233  or service@dwr.com within three (3) days of receipt. If you receive a damaged, defective, or incorrect item, we’ll make it right.

 

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- Returns must be received in original condition within 30 days of receipt.

- Shipping charges are non-refundable. You will be responsible for outbound and return shipping and delivery charges.

- Returns are accepted only at our warehouse—not at DWR Studios, DWR Outlets, or company headquarters.

- Your refund will be reduced by a restocking charge equal to 10% of the purchase price (accessories, bedding, Sonno mattresses*, and towels are exempt).

- Credit card orders will receive refunds in the form of a credit back to the original account.

- Check and cash payments will be returned via a refund check or DWR Merchandise Credit.

- Be sure to retain the original packing materials, receipt, and all merchandise tags for returns. 

 

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- Custom or special order furniture.

- Floor samples and items purchased from DWR Outlets and eBay.

 

 

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We can accept cancellation of your order for items that have not yet shipped or are on backorder. In-stock items normally ship within 24–48 hours after an order has been placed.  Once an item has shipped, cancellation is not possible. 

 

- If you order by credit card, your card will be charged as each item is shipped.

- Custom and special order items cannot be canceled.

 

 

What about the 100-Night Sonno® Mattress* Sleep Trial?

 

Try Sonno risk-free for up to 100 nights (with a minimum of 30). If you decide to return the mattress, contact your local DWR Studio or call 800.944.2233 for a refund and free pickup. 

 

- One sleep trial per household annually. 

- Delivery fees nonrefundable.

 

 

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Presenting a very special re-introduction: the Nakashima Straight-Backed Chair (1946), designed by George Nakashima for Knoll. Nakashima was an MIT-trained architect who was known to describe himself as “Japanese Shaker.” This was meant to express his belief that his designs should be treated as everyday functional objects, not precious possessions. Such thinking was consistent with the Mingei Movement that influenced Nakashima and his work. The Movement sought to rescue common crafts that had been discarded as a result of industrial revolution, like traditional Japanese joinery and the use of natural materials. What’s remarkable about his work for Knoll is that Nakashima was able to maintain the sculptural lines and fine craftsmanship of his Straight-Backed Chair even at the mass production level. This reconciliation of art and industry, and the contradictions that accompanied it, continued to fascinate Nakashima throughout his career. His work has been presented at many exhibitions worldwide, including the retrospective “Full Circle” at the American Craft Museum in New York. This chair is manufactured by Knoll. Made in U.S.A.

Designer

George Nakashima
George Nakashima

U.S.A. (1905–1990)

It is not uncommon to hear of designers who are inspired by the classics and the master designers responsible for them, but George Nakashima was actually inspired by what he considered “bad” architecture and the builders who tried to incorporate too much into their designs.


Although Nakashima held several degrees in architecture (including one from MIT) and employed himself as an architect ...

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Dimensions

H 30" W 22.5" D 17.5" Seat H 17"

Materials

Solid walnut with solid hickory spindles.

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