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Artist of the moment……..Furniture Designer Richard Judd

 

Richard Judd is a modern fAmerican furniture designer. Richard Judd was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin in the year 1953.

Judd attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for two years before finishing up and earning a degree from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in architecture.

Below a link to the website of Richard Judd:

http://richardjudd.com/section/243404.html

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $9,000.

Judd is based out of Wisconsin. He opened a retail establishment called the Zazen Gallery that covers many aspects of home interior design.

Of the many furniture designers covered here I find him similar to Ron Arad. In addition to the their wonderful chairs, both artists use line in curvy rather that straight lines to make some very artsy and elegant bookshelves.

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Artist of the moment…….George Nakashima

George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington in the yer 1905. Nakashima is renown for his woodworking skills. For his collegiate education Nakashima studied architecture at the University of Washington earning a bachelors degree. Nakashima went on to earn a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He often used walnut for his favorite type of wood.

In this clip we visit the home and studio of George Nakashima:

After college he bought a ticket to go around the world in a steam ship. He explored the continents of Europe and Africa and wound up in Japan. He was able to find work in Japan as an architect. Nakashima stayed in Japan and study their style of architecture.

Nakashima started to produce furniture in India in the late 1930s. He returned to America, but during the second world war was sent to an internment camp. Here he was able to meet a renown woodworker named Gentaro Hikogawa who would go on to mentor the artist.

After his release from the internment camp Nakashima would go onto design his own furniture and receive important commissions including a very large order for 200 works from Nelson Rockefeller.

price range information: Works range between $3,000 to $90,000.

The artist passed away in 1990.

In this clip we learn more about the artwork of George Nakashima:

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