My approach to design is to enhance a visual landscape within spaces, allowing the objects to seamlessly blend into the lifestyle of their new environment. Gravitating toward geometric forms to create clean lines allows space to be utilized efficiently - with a multifunctional and minimal approach to ease use and handling. Integrating materials such as hardwood, plywood, industrial felt and plastic laminate creates a striking yet simple effect. The integration of color and texture enhances function and user interaction, establishing a clean and healthy space to live, work and flourish. Allowing a hybridity to occur between the natural and industrial facilitates a unique and intimate collaboration between the materials and my design.
Melinda Aste is a Maine based furniture designer working in a modern aesthetic - simple, clean, and functional. Melinda is a graduate of the Maine College of Art earning a degree in Woodworking and Furniture Design. Always interested in connections and figuring out how an object can come together; she is driven to problem solve by creating unique ways to build. Originally from the West Coast, Melinda packed up everything to move her husband, two cats and a dog across country to pursue her dream to design and build furniture.