Two formative generations of the American Studio Movement are the focus of an upcoming show, “Esherick to Nakashima,” at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, which will open in October. While the the significance of the Movement has been recognized by collectors and scholars in recent years, and its members have been perceived as key contributors to American Modernism, the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, opened its doors last year, is the first museum to put it as the core of its collection and exhibition program. Whereas Esherick, also known as the ‘father’ of the Studio Furniture Movement began creating modern furniture in his studio in the 30s, taking his inspiration from European avant-garde, Nakashima took the notion of handcrafted modern design into a new level. Active after WWII, he created a personal language rooted in his own autobiography as a Japanese-American. The new show comes to juxtapose these two giants and to explore their contribution to American modern design.