Specialising in handmade furniture, lighting and home accessories, veegadesign is a new funky and contemporary brand based just outside of London.

We chat to the creative behind the brand, Veega Tankun, to find out more…

What is your background in interior design? I don’t have a background in interior design but I have a huge interest in interiors and love to fill them with my work. I studied 3D Design & Craft at Brighton University, where I specialised in woodworking and furniture making.

Who are your style inspirations? I gather my inspirations from anyone and anywhere, usually my surroundings. Experimentation with materials inspires a lot of my work too; I like to think while I make. Also I don’t think I tend to follow trends very strictly, I believe as designers and creative people we should create trends and not follow them.

How would you describe your style and what do you look for when creating/designing? My style of creating puts a major focus in bringing the forgotten into everyday living, such as old-school textiles in the modern, clean, linear interiors. Because I believe we should celebrate our traditions and never forget about them.

Who should we follow on Instagram?  @camillewalala – her posts are always full of joy and colour!

What has been your most exciting project to date and what did it comprise of? I think the Needle chair has been the most time-consuming and most rewarding project. It made a lot of faces smile and this is one of the most enjoyable parts about creating furniture that people can try out. Seeing them enjoy what you do motivates you to move forward and create new exciting products.


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