Melanie Abrantes Designs- Hanging Leather Planters

Melanie Abrantes Designs- Hanging Leather Planters - student project

Melanie Abrantes’ Winter Collection introduces new products and a new material- leather- to the designer’s line of home goods focused on showcasing the natural beauty and unique qualities of hand-turned cork and wood. 

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WHY CORK ,WOOD AND LEATHER?

I am drawn to materials that are natural and beautiful in their raw state. I feel that cork, wood, and leather are both elegant and understated. I wanted to elevate each one by finding unique ways for them to interact within the collection.

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FORM VS FUNCTION?

Utility is something I strive for when I’m creating a product. When designing home décor, the beauty of the object is just as important to me as its functionality. For instance, the new leather hanging cork planters can be used as a planter or as a fruit basket, providing versatility for its owner.

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WHAT UNITES THIS COLLECTION?

This collection is cohisive in its classic shapes and natural materials. When designing for this season I wanted each piece to be a strong stand-alone object. Each one being an heirloom that someone would cherish and bring out during their most beloved gatherings.

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About Melanie Abrantes Designs: 

Melanie Abrantes Designs is a Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted, heirloom objects. Founder Melanie Abrantes 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.

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