Wepman Table by Mira Nakashima

Winning Bid: $2,060.00

Item condition: New



George Nakashima once said, “there must be a union between the spirit in wood and the spirit in man.”

The historic George Nakashima Woodworkers, helmed by Mira Nakashima, carry on this philosophy, and a legacy of high caliber design, material selection, and craftsmanship centers their practice. This Wepman Table is made from Figured Claro Walnut Root. The utilitarian form is imbued with a magnificent woodgrain surface and accented with natural growth configurations of the tree. The underside is signed by Mira Nakashima and includes provenance information.

Mira Nakashima’s work grows from her father’s philosophical legacy and expresses her own profound admiration for nature, having lived and worked in close contact with the wood that defines both her artistry and her daily experience. In her designs, Mira captures the form and spirit of the wood, which is capable of transmitting its sensitivity, peace, and harmony into the furniture and those who use it.

Trained in her father’s craft from a young age, Mira received her formal design education at Harvard and within Waseda University’s intensive atelier system, which imbued her conceptual process with a strong belief in the value of collaboration. Under her leadership, Nakashima Woodworkers has expanded its community of craftspeople and integrated design team, which adheres to the approach and philosophy established by George while imagining new creative solutions.

In carrying on the Nakashima legacy, Mira was motivated to preserve and utilize the prodigious pile of custom-swan lumber that her father left with his passing in 1990. Along with her daughter Maria and ex-husband Tetsu Amagasu, Mira conceived of a modified Pennsylvania “pole barn” structure to house the lumber on the New Hope property, which continues to be an invaluable source of raw material and inspiration.
Spurred by her deep respect for her father’s ideals and process, Mira strives to appreciate, safeguard, and expand upon the traditions and knowledge integral to George’s work, and to communicate through wood the beauty that is a manifestation of the divine.


Your bid not only benefits the Center but the artist as well, proceeds of the winning bid are split 50/50.

Value: $3,800.00
Materials: Figured Claro Walnut Root
Dimensions: 18.5″ x 24″ x 17″

To view more George Nakashima Woodworks furniture, visit: https://nakashimawoodworkers.com/

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 18.5 × 24 × 17 in

Auction History

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Highest bidder was: z**************n

Date Bid User Auto
November 19, 2021 8:59 pm$2,060.00z**************n
November 19, 2021 8:59 pm$2,050.00h*********2
November 19, 2021 8:59 pm$2,011.55z**************n
November 19, 2021 5:17 pm$2,000.00h*********2
November 18, 2021 12:22 am$1,970.00N************n
November 15, 2021 3:54 pm$1,960.00k***e
November 8, 2021 2:23 pm$1,950.00z**************n
November 8, 2021 12:00 pmAuction started


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