Mira Nakashima


Since 1990 Mira has extended the tradition of the George Nakashima Studio not only by producing the classic and traditional lines, but by continuing the evolution of new design solutions by way of her new line, the Keisho Collection. In Japanese, keisho translates as continuance or succession. Through this line, Mira preserves the methods and techniques embraced by her father. The way she markes the wood stock for cutting varies at the instinctual level from her father's interpretations of exactly what the wood is asking to reveal. The boards Mira marks suggest their own contours and dimensions. The Keisho Collection is an ongoing series of designs that Mira dedicates to her mother, Marion Nakashima (who died in 2004), created by Mira and the craftsmen who were trained by George.