East Side Design's Universal Furniture Part

East Side Design's Universal Furniture Part

Adrienne Breaux
Nov 17, 2010

We saw so much that we loved at the first weekend of Austin's East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.). So much so that it seems a crime to only pick out one thing to highlight for a post. But, we were so enamored by one little piece we saw we just felt like we had to share. Could we be looking at the future of furniture?

East Side Design is a neat little design collaborative from the East Side of Austin that considers themselves "a clearinghouse for art, architecture and craft." They tackle projects ranging from furniture design, to residential renovation to even what they call streetscape beautification.

Their location on E.A.S.T is their workplace and studio located on Willow Street, and will eventually become their home after they finish their renovations. Currently a stripped-down, bare-bones structure, if you visit this spot on the tour you can actually see a number of local furniture designers' work (like RAD Furniture and Derek Mizner Design).

But of course, we were charmed by their Universal Furniture Part. The description: "These identical, nesting parts are designed for maximum efficiency from a single sheet of material and can be rearranged and recombined to form limitless combinations of useful configurations." Could this be just the thing that future-minded small-space dwellers will want in their home? We think it's totally possible (and we kind of want one for our home now).

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