USA (1905 –1990):
George Nakashima was actually inspired by what he considered "bad" architecture and the builders who tried to incorporate too much into their designs. Nakashima was heavily influenced by spirituality as well as nature when it came to his designs. In the 1950s and 60s Nakashima enjoyed widespread success and began to hold a prominent spot within the American craft movement. Nakashima’s defining pieces were large-scale tables that had smooth surfaces and unfinished natural edges.