Melanie's: Mae Vase Marais Vase
We have started working with the loveliest Melanie Abrantes - 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. Through the technique of lathing, she turns simple pieces of solid wood and cork into one-of-a-kind bowls, plates, cups and stands. Her passion for woodworking originates from the simple fact that every piece is unique as the material it is made from. Time in the studio is dedicated to researching, testing and adapting the product to its user, resulting in a simple, yet unique object of the highest quality.
In every unique, limited edition MARAIS vase, the materials - colored glass, cork, and hardwood - combine to create an object that is both art sculpture and functional. Inspired by the natural beauty of the raw material, Abrantes designed each piece to speak for itself.