Multi-functional & Space-Efficient Furniture By Tanya Aguiniga
Photos: Tanya Aguiniga
We're digging Los Angeles-based furniture designer Tanya Aguiniga's mindful use of scale, sustainable materials and space-saving aesthetic. With the idea of "softening industrial impermanence", Aguiniga's highly-creative works feature the textural delights of felt, repurposed materials and even using shadow on a wall to visually prop up her furniture -- taking "less is more" to a whole new level.
Her multi-functional and space-efficient Seating Trays are incorporate seat, storage and surface all in one -- when not in use, the seats nest into one another and the table transforms into a handy carrier.
Aguiniga's Shadow Trio consists of a half-table and chair that is made useful only when propped up against a wall. In casting a shadow, a delightful structural illusion arises.
Her other works include felted chairs and bark-skinned framework pieces that are reminiscent of a keen and creative DIY aesthetic.
Not surprisingly, Tanya Aguiniga has already gotten nods from various design mags from Wallpaper to Craft. "Informed by border experiences", Aguiniga's innovative work uses "furniture as a way to translate emotions into a three dimensional objects" and urges "users to reconsider the objects they use on a daily basis by creating work that explores an objects' unseen aspect."
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