Originating from a rural town in California, Valencia upholds a respect for materials in their natural state while introducing the urban clean metal as a contrast and compliment. The resulting work retains the aesthetic often imperfect intentions of Valencia's varied sourced material but demonstrates a finished elegance that can only be born out of the mastery they are cultivating of their craft.
Largely self-taught, their organic passion for the arts and the creative process has been a life long journey. After working in remodeling, and then as a head carpenter in set design, Valencia's dexterity and need for challenge led them to assert their creative voice through designing and fabricating custom furniture. Valencia works with clients individually and creates unique pieces that fuse function through the lens of their aesthetic inspirations, resulting in a tangible, livable urban elegance. Valencia has always been unconventional in their thinking; their passion for solving spacial conundrums means they relish challenges that push them to think outside the box, often coming up with enlightened ideas for disused or forgotten spaces. Their views work fundamentally as a collaboration between the client, the space, the materials and the external environment.
photo credit: Eitan Cohen