Jessica Hagen Fine Arts Displays American Craft Furniture


It is furniture that is sculpture, lovingly and carefully crafted of wood. Mira Nakashima, daughter of the preeminent furniture maker George Nakashima (1905- 1990). has extended the tradition of her father's studio by producing the classical and traditional lines, as well as continuing the evolution of new design solutions by way of her new line, the Keisho Collection. Through this line, Mira preserves the methods and techniques embraced by her father. George Nakashima  was an American woodworker, architect, and furniture maker who was one of the leading innovators of 20th century furniture design and a father of the American craft movement.

 

Ellissa Barclay & Maura Boyd

 


Bringing the furniture to Newport and to the Jessica Hagen Fine Art (also to the Newport Art Museum)  where it delighted the crowd at the Ms. Hagen’s opening reception Ms. Nakashima spoke with artists and guests.

Walter Horak, John Repoza & Mira Nakashima

Since 1990 Mira Nakashima 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 developed by her father.

 

John Grosvenor & Anne Mimi Sammis

 


Seen at Ms. Hagen’s Bridge Street reception were artist James Steele, Sculptor Anne Mimi Sammis, Architect John Grosvenor, Leppy McCarthy, John Repoza and James Steele.

 

 

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George Nakashima  was an American woodworker, architect, and furniture maker who was one of the leading innovators of 20th century furniture design and a father of the American craft movement. In 1983, he accepted the Order of the Sacred Treasure, an honor bestowed by the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government.

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Serving libations Debra Wyatt & Rick Lewis

 

John Repoza & Jon Yarnall, Ms. Nakashima's husband

 

Fran Leyenberger, Marisa Mazzotta, Josie Rock & Pam Breves

 

JessicaHagen with Dianne Elliott

 

Friend, Josie Rock & Leppy McCarthy

 

Iconic Nakashima furniture

 

 

 

 

 

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