NATURAL BEAUTY // MELANIE ABRANTES DESIGNS
We all have brilliant gifts within us, waiting to be expressed and shared with the world. Recently, we had the huge joy of connecting with Melanie Abrantes Designs… a Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted, heirloom objects creative who is fearlessly pursing her passions, getting her hands dirty and creating works of functional art that are designed to last a lifetime.
Melanie founded her company in 2013 based on the belief that in order to create some thing beautiful, you have to get your hands dirty.
She realized there was a growing market for handmade goods and saw an opportunity to jump in, sharing her gifts with a waiting world.
Working with a variety of raw materials, Melanie strives to create products of the highest quality that can both be endlessly admired and serve a real purpose.Her passion for woodworking is fueled by the uniquely beautiful characteristics of each raw material the utilizes. She utilizes a lathe to turn raw pieces of solid wood and cork into one-of-a-kind bowls, plates, cups and stands, and in the process, creates home goods that can be loved for lifetimes to come.
From researching to testing and adapting each piece to its potential new home, Melanie is constantly creating simple, unique objects that tell the story of their natural roots.
Explore her unique creative expression below and let inspiration take hold.
Then, consider what it would be like to have a bottomless well of inspiration in your hands, every day. We created the Howl Adventure Guide to fuel your passionate endeavors and keep you excited about creating.