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Mira Nakashima to make guest appearance at New York gallery


Furniture designer and architect Mira Nakashima will make a rare appearance in New York City from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 7, at the 1950 Gallery, 44 East 11th St., New York, N.Y., during a reception to showcase a never before exhibited private collection of her commissioned furniture.

She will also sign copies of her new book, “The Nakashima Process Book,” which lights a path into what makes Nakashima furniture unique and explores George and Mira Nakashima’s devotion to discovering the inherent beauty of wood so that noble trees might have a second life as furniture.

This large collection of Mira Nakashima-designed furniture for sale at 1950 Gallery includes a 14-foot American walnut dining table with a Michiko base and 14 armchairs (a design which won a prize in Brussels in 1954), and an exceptional English walnut root coffee table with eight Conoid lounge chairs.

In designing the collection, Mira and client Eleanor Park went through many different wood searches, photographs, and conversations before deciding on the wood choices. The long, narrow “Michiko” book-matched American walnut tabletop was selected because the planks were a perfect size for the space; the base has the same angles as her father’s Conoid design but is much sturdier and more difficult to construct.

In addition to the new collection by Mira Nakashima, the gallery will also show some vintage George Nakashima pieces. Some other Nakashima furniture in New York City can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University, and the Japan Society.

For information on the exhibition and opening, contact Soomi Amagasu at or Alberto Aquilino at the 1950 Gallery, 212-995-1950,

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