Website URL: www.melanieabrantes.com
Melanie Abrantes is the founder of Melanie Abrantes Designs, a Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted, heirloom objects. She believes that in order to create something beautiful, you have to get your hands dirty. She founded her company in 2013 when she realized there was a growing American market for handmade goods. Working with a variety of unique materials, Melanie strives to create products of the highest quality that are equally beautiful and functional. Through the technique of lathing, she turns simple pieces of solid wood and cork into one-of-a-kind planters, bowls, vases, and stands.