• Knoll Nakashima Splay Leg by George Nakashima
  • Knoll Nakashima Splay Leg by George Nakashima
  • Knoll Nakashima Splay Leg by George Nakashima

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Splay-Leg Table

George Nakashima ca.1946

Introduced in 1946, the Splay Leg table is a wonderful example of George Nakashima’s ability to synthesize traditional influences and modern simplicity. Featuring low-sheen finishes that amplify the natural grain, the table epitomizes Nakashima’s sensitivity to nature and his legendary craftsmanship.

Details

Construction and Details
  • Tabletop is constructed with Hickory or American Walnut veneer with reverse, slip-matched cathedral pattern and matching solid hardwood edge
  • Legs, apron and edge detail are American Walnut
  • Base uses Mortise and tenon joints with solid brass hardware
  • Finished in a clear, low-sheen finish
  • Nylon glides included
  • George Nakashima’s signature is stamped on the underside of the tabletop
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

 

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  • color American Walnut
  • color Hickory
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Mixing Eastern and Western aesthetics, traditional and modern vocabularies, George Nakashima’s work defies typical categorization. He is one of the most recognized and celebrated craftsmen of the 20th century, known primarily for his handmade furniture and sensitivity to material.

In the early 1940s, Hans and Florence Knoll met Nakashima and, impressed by the simple elegance of his aesthetic, added a chair and three tables of his design to the Knoll catalog. The early orders were made in Nakashima’s own studio, before production was moved to East Greenville. The line was discontinued in 1955 when Nakashima opted to produce and market all of his designs himself.

In collaboration with George Nakashima’s daughter Mira and George Nakashima Studios, KnollSudio reintroduced the Splay-Leg table in 2008.