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Cindy Vargas has been designing and building furniture since 1990. She received her degree in woodworking and furniture design from the Oregon College of Art and Craft and has operated her studio furniture company, Three Elements Studios, for the past 15 years. Taking her cues from nature, historical furniture forms and music and dance, she loves exploring shapes, curves and compositions in wood.

Cindy's one-of-a-kind pieces have appeared in many publications and she has been the recipient of numerous awards. She has shown in many exhibitions including Good Wood: Furniture and Objects from Sustainable Materials at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Her commissions include a sculptural pedestal for the Los Angeles Philharmonic which is on display at the Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as commissions for many private residences, restaurants, a hotel and retail spaces.