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We merge traditional craftsmanship and modern design.

Melanie Abrantes Designs is an Oakland, CA based
studio that creates handcrafted, heirloom objects. 

We offer a line of responsibly created objects for the home that merge traditional craftsmanship and modern design. Using the technique of wood turning, Melanie creates vases, planters and everyday items using sustainable and local materials. Her designs are
made to celebrate the simplicity of everyday living.

Studio Process

We hand make each piece in our Oakland, CA studio. Learn more about us and our creative process.
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Our Newest Collection: Modern California

Inspired by the colors and forms from the California Coast, we have combined natural materials to create sculptural forms that play with balance and shape. The Winter 2019 shoot features playful compositions and contrasting colors to highlight the natural beauty of raw material.

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