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Christy Oates received her Masters in Furniture Design at San Diego State University. Oates’ functional furniture pieces have recently been chosen for the Smithsonian’s exhibition “40 under 40: Craft Futures” opening in the summer of 2012 at its Renwick Gallery. When grouped together, these pieces establish a transformative personal space that becomes a fluid extension of the body, creating a ritual performance of efficiency that diffuses into one’s lifestyle.