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.

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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, Set of six Conoid chairs | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Set of six Conoid chairs
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250

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, 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, Minguren desk | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren desk
estimate: $7,500–10,500
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, 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

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Bench with Back | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Bench with Back
estimate: $6,500–8,500
result: $8,125

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Special Bryfogel table | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Special Bryfogel table
estimate: $6,500–8,500
result: $7,500

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Kornblut cabinet | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Kornblut cabinet
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $7,500

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Conoid Lounge Chairs, pair | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Conoid Lounge Chairs, pair
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $6,875

MIRA NAKASHIMA, New Chairs, set of four | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

New Chairs, set of four
estimate: $1,800–2,400
result: $5,625

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Pair of Conoid armchairs | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Pair of Conoid armchairs
estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $4,688

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Pair of Conoid chairs | ragoarts.com

Mira Nakashima

Pair of Conoid chairs
estimate: $3,500–4,500
result: $4,375