Victoria Valencia  

                           

Victoria is a Brooklyn based furniture and textile designer and maker. She specializes in raw natural woods, reclaimed materials and steel. Every piece is hand crafted; the art and design direction dictated by both the intended function and form of the material. Her work blends her passion for raw and reclaimed material with innovative ways to manipulate it. In particular her passion for nature and trees, the way they grow, their individual grain characteristics, and their malleability informs the direction of every design. She is the founder of Valencia Designs.


"I love to use reclaimed wood because it holds a history of use and function beyond that of material you would pick up in a lumber yard. It reduces the amount of valuable resources that are deposited into our landfills and allows our resources a second and third life.  My goal is to work consciously and teach ways to meet our needs with little or no impact."