Handmade Small Cork Bolo Canister
“Bolo” is the Portuguese translation for “cake,” which inspired the playful silhouettes of these cork canisters. Handmade from all-natural, marbled, and pink marbled cork, fixed with maple globe tops, each piece is a study on balance and form.
Each piece is handmade in Oakland, CA using 100% sustainable cork.
Small: 5" dia x 5" h
About the Artist:
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. 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. Moving forward, Melanie plans to broaden her line to include furniture and lighting, maintaining her dedication to handmade.