Touring George Nakashima House, Workshop & Studio


On the tour, visitors get a chance to see inside the George Nakashima Arts Building in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

You may already be familiar with George Nakashima furniture if you’re a fan of the American craft movement or a regular viewer of Antiques Roadshow. You can find the groundbreaking furniture designs of the celebrated American architect and woodworker in countless homes and businesses. His unique and highly modern pieces are exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, over 200 pieces are in a Nelson Rockefeller home as well in Kentuck Knob, the home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for I. N. Hagan. Today, his family-run the furniture business from the George Nakashima workshop and studio that he set up in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in the 1940s and 50s. Half the year, they offer tours of the George Nakashima house, workshop, and studio. It’s a unique behind-the-scenes experience in these carefully crafted items.

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Post by Corinne. Originally published March 9, 2017. Last updated February 8, 2021.