Art is not a product of the ego but a result of being open to divine inspiration.

Mira Nakashima

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, Minguren II coffee table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren II coffee table
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $40,000

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Claro table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Claro table
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $31,200

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Greenrock stools, set of four | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Greenrock stools, set of four
estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $25,200

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Frenchman's Cove II dining table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Frenchman's Cove II dining table
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $25,000

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Minguren II table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren II table
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $24,000

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Minguren II dining table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren II dining table
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $21,250

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Entrance bench and two Kornblut cabinets | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Entrance bench and two Kornblut cabinets
estimate: $20,000–25,000
result: $20,400

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Minguren II dining table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren II dining table
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Frenchman's Cove II dining table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Frenchman's Cove II dining table
estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $15,000

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Kornblut cabinets, pair | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Kornblut cabinets, pair
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $14,400

MIRA NAKASHIMA, triple cabinet | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

triple cabinet
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $14,400

MIRA NAKASHIMA, coffee table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

coffee table
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $12,500

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Conoid bench | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Conoid bench
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,250

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Minguren I coffee table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren I coffee table
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,250

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Frenchman's Cove II dining table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Frenchman's Cove II dining table
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,880

MIRA NAKASHIMA, plank shelves, set of eight | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

plank shelves, set of eight
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $10,800

MIRA NAKASHIMA, triple cabinet | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

triple cabinet
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,800

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Conoid chairs, set of four | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Conoid chairs, set of four
estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $10,625

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Minguren I coffee table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren I coffee table
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,000

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Minguren II dining table | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Minguren II dining table
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,000

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Kornblut cases, pair | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Kornblut cases, pair
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $9,375

MIRA NAKASHIMA, custom double plank bench | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

custom double plank bench
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,000

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Greenrock stools, set of three | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Greenrock stools, set of three
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $7,800

MIRA NAKASHIMA, Slab bench | wright20.com

Mira Nakashima

Slab bench
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $7,200