Tanya Aguiniga is a furniture designer, accessory designer and artist that I admire. Born in San Diego to Mexican parents, a U.S. citizen she grew up in Tijuana but was educated in the US. I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years back when she was here in Delaware as an artist in residence at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. She seems to have her hand in so many things I don’t know how she does it all. Her furniture is inspired by nature, that’s probably why I like it.
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She talks about enjoying exploring process which includes many areas of textiles but especially hand-made. Falling under that category is felting another reason I like her work. Felted metal folding chairs in beautiful colors.
Her rope accessories are so simple and beautiful.
She also does installation art.
This is an installation for her exhibition, Crossing the Line: A Space by Tanya Aguiñiga, at CAFAM. Made up of criss-crossed yarn with floating woven pieces, she’s pictured here standing in the structure created by the intersecting yarns.
Here is a fantastic article about her on the American Craft Council, and a short video that sheds light on her upbringing and how it informs everything she does.