Lot 2199
Mira Nakashima (American, b. 1924), Conoid Chair
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1991, walnut with oak spindles, curved crest rail, shaped saddle seat, cantilevered base, underside of seat with black ink reading "Full Circle" (Full Circle was the name of a design firm in Alexandria, Virginia, which ordered a number of pieces from 1975-1996) and with Mira Nakashima's signature and date of April, 1991.

35.5 x 20.5 x 19 in.

From the Estate of the late Sue Okubo, Durham, North Carolina

When Mira was six months old, during World War II, she was sent alongside her parents to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho. During their imprisonment, her father George learned woodworking under master carpenter Gentaro Hikogawa. After several years they were freed and relocated to New Hope, Pennsylvania. Mira was interested in studying music or languages, but her father urged her to follow in his footsteps and study Architecture. She attended Harvard University and received a Bachelors of Art degree. She went on to receive a master's degree in Architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo. Upon her father's passing in 1990, Mira has utilized the raw lumber selected by George in her pieces.

Overall good estate condition; the right side edge of the seat with a small white scuff and indent.