Born into the eternally green forests of the Pacific Northwest, woodworker George Nakashima was known for crafting elegant, artful furniture that never strayed far from the tree. Motivated by a desire to release wood’s inner soul, Nakashima advocated using wood with burls, fissures, and nicks. He celebrated in giving wood new purpose. Indeed, renewal is a theme that carries throughout George Nakashima pieces. Just look at the Knoll-produced Straight Chair. Yes, that’s exactly what you think—the Windsor Chair reincarnated.