Melanie Abrantes: Transforming Wood and Cork into a One-Woman Business

After graduating from the Product Design program, alumna Melanie Abrantes (‘12) worked as a graphic designer, but she says she would dream about lathing, a form of woodturning that creates an object on an axis. So when a woodshop opened near her home in Atwater Village, she took that opportunity to explore the technique further. [more]

One Kings Lane

Just in. Product Design Alumni Melanie Abrantes (2012), featured on One Kings Lane, the treasure-trove of curated top-brand, vintage, and designer items. “Melanie believes in making handcrafted heirloom objects that are both functional and beautiful.” See her one-of-a-kind bowls, plates, cups and stands.  

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