Mira Nakashima b. 1942

Since 1990, Mira Nakashima has furthered the legacy of her father, the preeminent American woodworker George Nakashima, whilst standing on her own as an artist. It was in that year, upon her father’s death, that Mira, a gifted craftsperson in her own right, took charge of the studio her father established in the 1940s. Since then, she has produced his classic and traditional lines while extending the family tradition through her own design solutions.

Mira studied Architecture Science at Harvard and, at her father’s urging, went on to earn a graduate degree at Waseda University in Japan. After graduation, she returned to her family home and accepted a part-time job working for Nakashima Studios. Apprenticing under her father taught Mira that, even for creative people, there is a certain amount of discipline and repetitive learning required to master one’s craft. Though George Nakashima was a man of few words who rarely praised her work, Mira was never discouraged. She understood that her father’s philosophy valued the common goal over the personal: a direct contrast to the Western culture’s celebration of the ego.

Embodying this philosophy, Mira, a master of her craft, has not been concerned with making her own brand. She sees her work as a continuation of her father’s, feels his presence in the studio, and continues to honor his legacy with Nakashima Studio designs. Mira’s respect for her history and heritage, coupled with her artistry, has carried Nakashima Studio into the 21st century.

Auction Results Mira Nakashima

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Exceptional Sanso table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Exceptional Sanso table

estimate: $25,000–35,000
result: $60,000
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Monumental Custom bench from the Hyatt Corporate Offices, Chicago | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Monumental Custom bench from the Hyatt Corporate Offices, Chicago

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $40,000
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Exceptional Sanso table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Exceptional Sanso table

estimate: $27,500–37,500
result: $31,250
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Conoid dining table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Conoid dining table

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $25,600
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Fine Conoid dining table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Fine Conoid dining table

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $23,750
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Conoid chairs, set of eight | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Conoid chairs, set of eight

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $22,500
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Fine Sliding Door Cabinet | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Fine Sliding Door Cabinet

estimate: $6,000–9,000
result: $21,250
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Set of six Conoid chairs | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Set of six Conoid chairs

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Turned Leg table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Turned Leg table

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $15,000
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Conoid chairs, set of six | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Conoid chairs, set of six

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $15,000
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Minguren I coffee table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren I coffee table

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $14,300
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Set of eight Conoid chairs | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Set of eight Conoid chairs

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $13,750
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Set of eight Conoid chairs | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Set of eight Conoid chairs

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $13,750
MIRA NAKASHIMA, bookstand | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

bookstand

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $12,500
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Conoid desk | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Conoid desk

estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $12,500
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Turned Leg table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Turned Leg table

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $11,250
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Minguren desk | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren desk

estimate: $7,500–10,500
result: $11,250
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Conoid coffee table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Conoid coffee table

estimate: $6,000–9,000
result: $11,250
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Minguren II dining table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren II dining table

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,250
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Gabellini ottoman | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Gabellini ottoman

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $10,880
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Gabellini ottoman | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Gabellini ottoman

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $10,880
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Frenchman's Cove dining table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Frenchman's Cove dining table

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $10,000
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Set of six Conoid chairs | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Set of six Conoid chairs

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,000
MIRA NAKASHIMA, Trestle dining table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Trestle dining table

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $9,100