Please join us Wednesday, April 27th, at 5:00 p.m. PST
(please note, this is not the typical date and time for a guest speaker) via Zoom for a conversation with
our guest speaker, Mira Nakashima.
Mira’s work grows from her father George Nakashima’s philosophical legacy and expresses her own
profound nature, having lived and worked in close contact with the wood that defines
her artistry and her daily experience. In her designs, Mira captures the form and spirit of
the wood, which is capable of transmitting its sensitivity, peace and harmony into the
furniture and those who use it.
Trained in her father’s craft from an early age, Mira received her formal design
education at Harvard and within Waseda University’s intensive atelier system which
imbued her with conceptual process with a strong belief in the value of collaboration.
Under her leadership, Nakashima woodworkers has expanded its community of
craftspeople and integrated design team, which adheres to the approach and
philosophy established by George while imagining new, creative solutions.
Spurred by a deep respect for her father’s ideals and process, Mira strives to
appreciate, safeguard, and expand upon the traditions and knowledge integral to
George’s work, and to communicate through wood the beauty that is a manifestation of