Cool Hunting Video: Nakashima

Behind the scenes at the serene studio of an American design legend

In a secluded part of the quaint town of New Hope, PA, we came upon the nearly 70-year-old property of the Nakashima furniture company. The Nakashima’s nine-acres of land houses every stage of the production process: From two massive lumber sheds, to the design studio, to the several workshops dedicated to the meticulous construction of each piece of furniture painstakingly executed by hand. Talking to Head Designer Mira Nakashima, we learned about the craftsmanship, history and the philosophy of her father George Nakashima, and how it laid the foundation for this iconic woodworking company.