Teaser 2: The mock-up for the design
This short film, which screened at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx) and at the Architecture Design Art Film Festival (ADAFF), is a rare look at the architecture of the late George Nakashima. His daughter Mira Nakashima takes us on a deep dive into the design of his most ambitious building: the Conoid Studio built in 1957-1959. More than a design story this film tells a story of hope and perseverance. From architect, to internment camp detainee, to chicken farmer, to world renowned furniture-maker and founding father of the American craft movement, this film gives us a glimpse into Nakashima’s ability to overcome adversity and find beauty and meaning not only for himself but for generations to come.