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Space-Saving Wood Furniture Designed in California

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The LAXseries by MASHstudios celebrates natural materials and tight quarters.

From a humble office on busy Venice Boulevard in Venice, California, Bernard Brucha and his team run MASHstudios, which specializes in site-specific work environments. Brucha, a skilled craftsman and furniture designer, also launched a line of furnishings, the LAXseries, named for his home base and crafted mostly from English walnut. The pieces are set apart by their economic use of space and storage solutions, from hidden cubbies to built-in drawers. The LAXseries started with the 3X Wall Mounted Shelf, designed and hand-built by Brucha as a wedding present for one of his closest friends. The line, which took off by word-of-mouth, was originally to be named LGA after LaGuardia Airport, where Brucha originally designed the 3X while delayed for a flight. The airport theme stuck, but became LAX to pay homage to the city in which the company would reside. Click through the slideshow to see how the line has developed, and visit the LAXseries website for more information.

The Entertainment Shelf includes a panel that slides to reveal easy-to-reach shelves on either side.
The 3X Shelf was the first design in the series.
The Storage Bench has a padded seat to accommodate more guests in a small space.
The walnut bed includes drawers below, and storage hidden behind sliding panels in the headboard.
The wall-mounted desk is the ultimate space saver for a small house or apartment.
The 2x5 Bookcase holds a tower of books and LPs.
The square table is English walnut finished in natural oil.
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