Melissa Andersen

Melissa Andersen

STORIES BY Melissa Andersen

ReadThe English Stacking Chair

The English Stacking Chair

by Melissa Andersen

Design is powerful. It creates objects, lights rooms, shelters lives and moves souls. It ...

ReadLaguiole en Aubrac

Laguiole en Aubrac

by Melissa Andersen

In a culture that often views its goods as replaceable rather than precious, the craft of ...

ReadThe Apron

The Apron

by Melissa Andersen

The best designs are those that we barely notice, so ubiquitous that they’re taken for ...

ReadSoapstone

Soapstone

by Melissa Andersen

It’s hard not to think of soapstone as a living material. One of its defining qualities is to...

ReadJudy Jackson

Judy Jackson

by Melissa Andersen

When she’s not hard at work in her shared New York pottery studio, professional potter Judy ...

ReadCrystal

Crystal

by Melissa Andersen

The timeless appeal of crystal is a story of dichotomy, where sharp meets soft, fragile ...

ReadShaker Style Design

Shaker Style Design

by Melissa Andersen

Amidst a history of furniture design that exalted form and decoration, from the opulent ...

ReadClay

Clay

by Melissa Andersen

Part of what makes us human is our desire to create, to see in raw materials something ...