The People Behind the Products – Pt. 4

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Hello friends!  This week we’d love to tell you a bit about Janelle and Matthew Gramling, another dynamic duo who are a creative force in Milwaukee.  Janelle creates artful and interesting ceramics and fiber art while her husband crafts beautiful wood furniture, cutting boards and refinishes wood flooring with the greatest of care.

Family photo

Matthew & Janelle with their children Mara, Solomon, Makai and Elijah in their home recently featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Janelle designs and hand-makes all of her art in her Milwaukee studio.  Inspired by raw natural materials and traditional techniques, her work touches on themes of personal symbolism and sacred geometry with a minimal yet playful aesthetic.


Examples of her modern, beautiful ceramic gem air plant holders. Stop in to see in person!

Matthew designs and constructs unique one-of-a-kind furniture in his Milwaukee workshop using locally sourced sustainable wood and some reclaimed materials.  We have a collection of his cutting boards in store right now.


Oxidized and oil-rubbed grey end grain oak cutting boards


Janelle’s ceramic tray atop Matthew’s hand-crafted table, on display at the Mobile Design Box

The pair has furniture and ceramics artwork on display at the Mobile Design Box in Milwaukee through September, and we will be getting more of their amazing work in the near future!  Yes!

We are also featuring a newer modern furniture and accessory company from Denmark named Muuto. Founded in 2006, their slogan is “New Nordic” and they are striving to work with Scandinavian designers to develop the new generation of modern classics for Scandinavian furniture and decor pieces.


A display of Muuto furniture and accessories, including the Nerd Chair – arriving in store next week! Woo!

They hand-pick the brightest design talent and the leading contemporary designers in Scandinavia and give them the freedom to express their individual story through everyday objects. Some want to alter the world, others find passion in color and shape and others still, draw deeply from personal experience.  The result is products that are well-made and steeped in design.

We are jumping up and down with excitement to receive our sea freight with fresh Muuto furniture next week for display!  We can order any of their fresh and exciting pieces, even if they aren’t currently in stock right now. Let us know if there is a product you may not see that you are interested in!


The Muuto Around tables – on display in store very soon!!

Hope to see you soon!  Tak!

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Muuto Elevated Vase

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Upright Assortment, Ceramic Air Planters, with air plant

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Muuto Push Coffee Maker

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