Onto Part 2 of our 3 part series on the Nakashima Studio. Today we visit the Reception house, the refinishing shop, and the lumber storage building.
The Reception house.
A vintage indigo dyed tapestry separates the showroom from the office area.
There’s a real sense of working in nature throughout the workshops.
The finishing building where coats of tung oil are hand applied to each piece.
Nakashima wall hanger.
The beautiful guest house, which we will be featuring in the 3rd volume of Mjolk. The ottomans have the original antique indigo cushions used for the Rockefeller’s Japanese home.
The traditional tea room complete with a cantilever to the garden to closer connect with nature.
The bathroom was tiled by Mira and her brother Kevin.
Hinoki and copper bath buckets.
The lumber storage building.
This is one of the most valuable collections of wood in the world, many lengths of old growth trees in the Nakashima collection do not even exist anymore.
The famous bow-tie inlay.
A specifically beautiful piece of 7′ American walnut destined to become a Conoid bench, you can see the curved line which will eventually be where the slated back will be constructed.