RAGO’S HOSTS AUCTION OPEN HOUSE ON FEBRUARY 28 FEATURING A TALK BY MIRA NAKASHIMA Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on
Thursday, February 28, featuring a talk by Mira Nakashima.
News-Antique.com - Jan 31,2013 - "Nakashima: A Design Survey” discusses the evolution of the Nakashima
workshop, from George Nakashima’s early work in Japan, India, Seattle, the
camp in Minidoka, Idaho to Raymond Farm and the first shop in New Hope.
She will describe the Krosnick fire replacement project in 1990, with a
postscript about the work taking place at the Nakashima workshop under Mira’s
George Nakashima (1905-1990) is one of the 20th century’s master craftsmen,
whose works in wood are prized internationally and whose philosophy of design
continues and evolves today in the gifted hands of his daughter, Mira
Nakashima. Among many awards from the AIA and other prestigious
institutions, George Nakashima received the Third Order of the Sacred
Treasure from the Emperor and Government of Japan in 1983 and Alumnus
Summa Laude Dignatus from the University of Washington in 1990. His last
show in the U.S., the retrospective "Full Circle" which opened at the American Craft Museum in New York in 1989, marked
him as a "Living Treasure" in the United States.
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 in the Keisho Collection. In Japanese, “keisho”
translates as continuance or succession. Through this line, Mira, working with fellow craftsmen, some of whom were
trained by her father, begins with the methods and techniques he embraced and the wood he collected over many years.
The talk takes place during preview week for Rago’s 20 th/21st C. Design auctions, to be held on March 2 and 3, 2013.
The auction house opens on Thursday, February 28 at noon. A reception begins at 5 pm. Mira Nakashima will speak at 6
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