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BRIEF: 'George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher'

July 11, 2014

By Daisuke Kikuchi, Japan Times, Tokyo



July 11--Best known for being the design director of the Herman Miller furniture company, George Nelson (1908-1986) was one of the most influential figures in modern American design, whose collaborations with Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard and Charles and Ray Eames, to name a few, resulted in some of the most iconic industrial design of today. He was also, however, an architect, author, lecturer and keen photographer, constantly contributing ideas and innovations to all genres of the arts.

This exhibition brings together around 300 works touched by Nelson's influence, including pictures and videos, as well as Herman Miller furniture and housewares; July 15-Sept. 19.

Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo; 2-4-36 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Meguro Stn. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.Y1,000. Closed Mon. 03-3714-1201; www.mmat.jp

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