While in San Diego over Labor Day weekend, I visited the Mingei Museum. I thought it would be a good way to spend the afternoon with my mom. It was air conditioned. I had no idea the museum would have a number of George Nakashima pieces in its permanent collection. I love George Nakashima. His studio was only a stone's throw from my childhood home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I passed it many times as a teenager, hanging out in New Hope on weekends, but it was never open to the public.
The stools pictured above were included in an exhibition called True Blue. They stood in a corner of the museum temporarily dedicated to indigo.