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Ambika Subramaniam: Framed Seats

Work / Furniture Design

Furniture Design: Intricate woven chair designs by Ambika Subramaniam

Ambika Subramaniam is currently studying for a BFA at Washington University in St. Louis, though the level of skill evident in her designs suggests a skill far beyond her years. Her design fuses her Indian and Louisiana heritage to create efficient design solutions influenced by the mythologies and traditions of eastern culture. These chairs are from Ambika’s Framed Seats series, through which she considers furniture as a means of framing interior spaces. Constructed from wooden bases and a series of interwoven ropes, they almost resemble sailboats – practical and sturdy while simultaneously appearing somewhat fragile. They also come in a choice of big, medium or very very small, much like the chairs Goldilocks tests in The Three Bears tale. Furniture design doesn’t get much more appealing than this.

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