Homage to Four Friends: Buckminster Fuller, Isamu Noguchi, George Nakashima, and Harry Bertoia | Complete Piece
Realized by Buckminster Fuller, the Noguchi Foundation, Val Bertoia, Celia Bertoia and Mira Nakashima, “Homage to Four Friends” sets foot in New York at Studio Zung, an architecture and interior design studio with an intimate connection through Tommy Zung, son of Thomas Zung and godson of Buckminster Fuller.
HOMAGE is comprised of an Isamu Noguchi Akari lamp, a Val Bertoia sounding sculpture, a Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Tensegrity Sphere, and a Mira Nakashima Claro Walnut Burl on a pentagonal Bertoia Oak base crafted by Nakashima Studios. It includes two newly designed nestled bases by Nakashima Studios, signed and dated to the underside of tabletop ‘Mira Nakashima May 10 2021’. Incised signature to one rod ‘R. Buckminster Fuller’. Printed signature to shade ‘I. Noguchi’ with a red circle and half-moon. The item is sold with a certificate issued by Val Bertoia. A second Nakashima Table crafted with a Maple Burl top and Walnut pentagonal coopered base dated May 10, 2022 will also be offered during the exhibition.
"Four friends is synergy, the companion word for energy, and prominence endures." — Thomas Zung
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