Library By George Nakashima

The library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is mostly furnished with George Nakashima pieces. Not behind a rope to be looked at, but for use, by the public. This was commissioned by former Minnesota governor Anderson. Even the card catalog is a large dovetailed case made by him. It’s quite awesome just to see work like this in person. But as nice looking as it is, the magic is in the ergonomics and use. So I loved being able to touch, and sit in his chairs. More information about the library is here. Following are some weak photos I took with my phone when I was there recently.

View from the entrance to this small, crazy library. Stacks are on the left, not shown.

Low-Backed Chair

Isaac and Nora at a table

Low Rod-Backed Chairs

Isaac Testing A Cantilever


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