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Conoid IV

Nakashima Edition
Edward Fields
“Conoid” was designed in 1959 and manufactured the same year by Edward Fields. The original square rug (8’10” x 8’10”) represents a stylized modernist landscape of crossing lines in a retro yellow, taupe and dark blue colors all crafted in wool, with high and low pile heights. It was named after George Nakashima’s Studio located in New Hope Pennsylvania where the original rug is still displayed. Today the Nakashima rug collection features a replica of the Conoid design in its original colors, construction and size, Conoid I, as well as a new earth tone interpretation in 8’x10’ size, developed under Mira Nakashima’s creative lead, Conoid II. All designs in this edition are expertly tufted by skilled artisans.
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George Nakashima was trained in architecture then turned to furniture-making, and he was first to make woodworking a fine art. He collaborated with Edward Fields in late 1950s by creating a series of drawings to be translated into rugs that resulted in two pieces in 1959. These rugs were the start of a new collaboration between Nakashima’s children, Mira and Kevin, and the Edward Fields design team. This amazing team effort brought the collaboration to a new level by interpreting a packet of 60-year-old Nakashima sketches into a new series including six rugs and one tapestry launched in 2015.