The Garvaglia Series

George Nakashima introduced grace to contemporary furniture making.  These designs were inspired by his work, Japanese roof construction, and the spirit of the tea house.  I spent more time staring at the components and thinking about their relationships than actually building.


The wood for this series all came from a maple tree that was dear to the family.  It developed a spalting fungus which accounts for the discoloration of the wood.  The furniture is a memorial to a family member.

N.B. This is when I finally had to admit that I needed a real photographer.  All of the great looking images on this site come from the eye of Marta Xochilt Perez: these.

Post & Rung Chair
Post & Rung Bench

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