Maker Spotlight: Palanquin

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Today we’re featuring Oakland maker, Palanquin. Palanquin is a design company with a focus on lighting and well-crafted objects.  Using time honored techniques of glassblowing, wood turning, and mold making, Palanquin produces modern, yet warm and approachable designs for living spaces. We are so thrilled that Palanquin is joining us for our Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco this weekend and in Los Angeles July 26+27!

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Founded by Alex MacDonald in 2013 in Oakland, California, Palanquin is the crystallization of a vision to provide an organically growing line of handmade products.  With a background in fine art and training in both woodworking and glassblowing, Alex has set out to create dynamic pieces that express his love of materials and devotion to craftsmanship.

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Palanquin collaborates with a small group of local artisans and trusted visionaries to deliver a well made and finely distilled vision of the modern lifestyle.  Their goal is to offer ethereal lighting and versatile objects crafted in the west coast design tradition.

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Alex gave us a special sneak peek of his workshop in Oakland.  We are in awe of his craftsmanship and dedication to well made objects!

IMG_1953IMG_4250IMG_9269We are so thrilled to have Palanquin join us for our San Francisco and Los Angeles Summer Markets.  You can browse all of Palanquin’s beautiful glass pendants and objects in their lookbook, plus follow Palanquin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date!

 

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