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Mira Nakashima Furniture

For nearly two decades, Mira Nakashima worked in the shadow of her legendary father, master woodworker George Nakashima. She never intended to follow in his footsteps, but she was persuaded to join him in his woodworking business after earning a graduate degree in architecture from Tokyo’s Waseda University.

“My father was an architect who went to Harvard, didn’t like it and switched to MIT,” Nakashima explains. 

“I went to Harvard and loved it. He encouraged me to study architecture, so I did. I would rather have studied music. I was in a dance group and a choral group. After college, my godmother took me on a tour of Zen monasteries in Japan. I went to live there with an aunt to master Japanese, flower arranging and the tea ceremony. Then I went to Waseda University, learning architecture by the atelier system, where you actually build things. I married a fellow student and we began having children. After we moved to Pittsburgh and had more babies, my father asked me if I wanted to come ‘home,’ promising to build us a house near him. My husband liked the idea, so we went. I began to do part-time work for my father. It was just a job. Then my husband and I parted, so I went to work with Dad. It was never planned.”

That part-time position turned into a full-time job, and when George Nakashima died, in 1990, Mira was faced with a choice: continue the family legacy or shutter the business. As news of her father’s death spread, clients started canceling orders, fearing that the studio’s innovation would wane without him at the helm.

Skeptics proved wrong. Mira Nakashima continued to execute her father’s iconic designs — such as his Conoid chair — while also creating new ones of her own that take advantage of and highlight the unique characteristics and allure of her, and her father’s, favored material. 

“Keisho means ‘continuation’ in Japanese,” she says. “I am just as interested in traditional lines, classic proportions and fine wood specimens, but I work out my designs differently. The boards tell you what they want to reveal.”

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Creator: Mira Nakashima
Nature, Form & Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima
By Mira Nakashima, George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
First edition of Mira Nakashima’s tribute to her father, George, whose standing as one of America’s foremost designer/craftsmen is reflected in his blue-chip status in the vintage de...
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Early 2000s American American Craftsman Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Paper

Mira Nakashima Live Edge Coffee Table
By Mira Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Live Edge Coffee Table by Mira Nakashima, in black walnut with dramatic variation in the grain, knot details and three rosewood butterflies. ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

Mira Nakashima Conoid Slab Cocktail Table in Black Walnut and Rosewood, Signed
By Mira Nakashima
Located in Dallas, TX
Table features a single slab top with free edges, sap grain, knot detail, and one rosewood butterfly. Signed and dated to underside ‘Mira Nakashima 4-18-00’ with client's name 'Lovel...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Rosewood, Walnut

Nakashima Studio Conoid Chair
By Mira Nakashima
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Nakashima studio Conoid Chair Produced in 2000 Signed and dated Clean original surface
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Early 2000s American Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

Conoid Bench by Mira Nakashima based on a design by George Nakashima, USA
By Mira Nakashima, George Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Conoid bench in walnut, US 2021, by Mira Nakashima based on a George Nakashima design. The Bench is made in black walnut with hickory spindles.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Wood, Walnut

Rocking Chair by Mira Nakashima
By Mira Nakashima
Located in Dallas, TX
A rocking chair in black walnut made be the Nakashima studio and signed / dated by Mira Nakashima, 1993.
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1990s Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Mira Nakashima 96 x 46 inch Trestle Dining Table in Myrtle Burl with Walnut Base
By Mira Nakashima
Located in Philadelphia, PA
We present this Mira Nakashima trestle dining table with a book-matched Myrtle Burl top, black walnut base, and set of seven rosewood butterflies. Th...
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2010s American Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut, Burl

Conoid Bench by Mira Nakashima based on a design by George Nakashima, USA
By Mira Nakashima, George Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Conoid bench in walnut, US 2021, by Mira Nakashima based on a George Nakashima design. The Bench is made in black walnut with hickory spindles and is s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Pair of Mira Nakashima Conoid Cushion Lounge Chairs in Black Walnut with Fabric
By Mira Nakashima
Located in Philadelphia, PA
We present this pair of 2022 production Conoid cushion chairs by Mira Nakashima and the Nakashima Woodworkers. The Conoid cushion chair design was intro...
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2010s American Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Hickory, Walnut

Pair Mira Nakashima Conoid Lounge Chairs After George Nakashima, 2000
By George Nakashima, Mira Nakashima
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Mira Nakashima conoid lounge chairs after George Nakashima 2000.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Walnut

George Nakashima Studio Conoid Bench Signed Mira Nakashima, 1992
By Mira Nakashima, George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
George Nakashima Studio Conoid bench signed Mira Nakashima 1992. The bench is walnut has hickory spindles and rosewood butterfly joints. This bench was commissioned for a private col...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Hickory, Walnut

Mira Nakashima Milkhouse Table
By Mira Nakashima
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Nakashima Studios Milkhouse table Walnut with a rosewood butterfly Great original surface Signed Mira Nakashima with client's name below.
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Early 2000s North American Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Mira Nakashima Chaise Lounge or Long Chair after a design by George Nakashima
By Mira Nakashima, George Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Mira Nakashima chaise lounge or long chair based on a design by George Nakashima. The Chaise is made in black walnut with sea grass details and woven webbing. Due to the unique wood ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Pair of Mira Nakashima Wepman Side Tables based on a design by George Nakashima
By Mira Nakashima, George Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Mira Nakashima Wepman side tables based on a design by George Nakashima. The tables are made in black walnut and can be signed. Please consider th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Wood, Walnut

Nakashima Studios Conoid Lounge Chair
By Mira Nakashima
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The classic lounge chair from Nakashima Studios. Original surface and cushions. Signed and dated September 26 ,2000.
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Early 2000s American Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut

Conoid Lounge Chair by Mira Nakashima based on a design by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima, Mira Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Conoid lounge chair in American black walnut with hickory spindles by Mira Nakashima. Based on a design by George Nakashima. Newly upholstered in Mark Alexander...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Walnut

Pair of Mira Nakashima Mira Bar Stools in Walnut, USA
By George Nakashima, Mira Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Mira Nakashima "Mira bar stools" in walnut, USA. The chairs are in black walnut. Please consider the production lead time of around 18 months.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Walnut, Wood

Mira Nakashima Credenza based on a design by George Nakashima, USA
By Mira Nakashima, George Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Mira Nakashima Credenza based on a design by George Nakashima. The credenza is made in black walnut. Due to the unique wood structure of each item t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Pair of Mira Chairs by Mira Nakashima based on a design by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima, Mira Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Mira Chairs by Mira Nakashima based on a design by George Nakashima. The chairs are in black walnut and can be signed. Production lead time is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Wood, Walnut

8 Grass Seated Dining Chairs by Mira Nakashima based on a G. Nakashima design
By George Nakashima, Mira Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of 8 grass-seated chairs by Mira Nakashima based on a design by George Nakashima, USA. The square seat typically found in walnut and woven sea-gras...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mira Nakashima Furniture

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Seagrass, Walnut

Signed Wooden Pen Holder by Mira Nakashima, US, 2019
By Mira Nakashima
Located in Berlin, DE
Pen holder by Mira Nakashima (the daughter of George Nakashima) dated 2019. Rare and collectable desk accessories. Handcrafted of wood and signed.
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Early 2000s American Arts and Crafts Mira Nakashima Furniture

Materials

Wood

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Mira Nakashima furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Mira Nakashima furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Mira Nakashima furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 3 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 2 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Mira Nakashima were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Geiger International, Dragonette Private Label, and Kasper Salto. Prices for Mira Nakashima furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $500 and can go as high as $100,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $26,000.
Questions About Mira Nakashima Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    George Nakashima’s style focuses on creating functional, simple pieces that allow the beauty of the materials to take center stage. You can best see this in the tops of his tables and benches, which show off the natural grain patterns of wood. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of George Nakashima furniture.

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