Michelle de la Vega

Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2013 by KiM

Michelle de la Vega is a Seattle based visual and installation artist, designer and welder and I love her. I recall her ‘mini house’ made a tour around blogland back in 2010 when it was featured in the NY Times. I stumbled across her website recently and realized we have never plugged her before so I figured better late than never, especially since she is the queen of industrial/re-purposed design and I LOVE that. First up is a house she remodeled. This is industrial design at it’s finest. I have dreams about finding a massive industrial vintage sink like this one. It really is the highlight of this kitchen. 

Here is Michelle’s mini house that is actually a converted garage with a small addition. YES – a one-car garage (before photos here). Industrial chic is what this is, and it’s so freaking cute. Especially the kitchen. I could never live in a space this small but I would totally take this converted garage in it’s entirety and put it on the back lot at my sister’s cottage and hang out there every summer. 

Jared Hayden says:

It just goes to show that when you have taste and vision, you don't need a grand showcase or big bucks. She manages to take the whole industrial thing up a few notches higher than other practitioners–her sinks and kitchen shelving are pure artistry.

oregonbird says:

What Jared said. (I've no idea what I would do with three sinks.)

deepak says:

dear MDV,
wonderfully done some thing new and max utilization of space…hats off…

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