The Handcrafted Home
In both the ceramic and furniture studios, we embrace the perfectly imperfect variations that subtly reveal the artist’s hand and make each piece truly one-of-a-kind. We celebrate the tactile and aesthetic pleasures that come from filling your home with things that cultivate a sense of wellbeing. Our sustainable, handcrafted goods are both made to last and to enjoy every day.
“Dana’s work celebrates the organic form and the creative process.” - Remodelista
Everything bearing the DBO HOME name is made by hand with natural materials that feel as good as they look. Ceramics are created in Dana’s studio, where they start by being rolled, cut, and hand formed, or poured, trimmed and hand finished. All pieces are sanded to ensure the perfect touch, then bisque-fired, glazed, and fired again.
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"One of the things I like best about DBO Home's pieces is how the simplicity of the designs allow the natural materials to be celebrated—from the wood that's selected, to the live edges, the knots and cracks all enhanced with hand forged copper staples. These pieces truly are modern heirlooms to be treasured for years to come."
- Brad Ford
Daniel Oates combines his sculptural point of view with traditional wood working techniques to create one-of-a-kind heirloom quality furniture. The focus of each piece is to show off the natural beauty of the wood. While utilitarian, each piece is a work of art.
HANDMADE TO ORDER
Our lamps marry the techniques of both studios, beginning in the ceramic studio with Dana, then finding their way into the woodshop, where Daniel creates the wood elements and adds the finishing touches. Whether it's a table lamp, standing lamp, or pendant, each is made to order with attention to detail, especially for you.
Our Hanni Lamp, featured here, combines cool porcelain and warm wood for a mid-century inspired classic piece.
"We bring in DBO Lamps as the perfect artisanal layer to finish off our rooms. The depth in Dana's finishes, such as her sublime indigo gloss, on her elegantly pared down forms are harmoniously combined with Danny’s hand turned wooden components and then topped by tactile and earthy lampshades to create the perfect modern lighting accessory that works in any interior. Their work has an air of authenticity only born from artisans committed to their crafts." - Heide Hendricks /Hendricks Churchill
Meet the Makers
Dana Brandwein + Daniel Oates
Husband-and-wife team Dana + Daniel traded a fast-paced NYC life for one of slow-living and sustainability in pastural Litchfield County, Connecticut. Living and working out of a converted cowshed, their ceramics and woodworking studios serve as homebase for a design duo that brings sustainable luxury to everyday home objects.
Former record label exec Dana left working with the likes of AC/DC, Metallica, and Björk to pursue her passion for design - creating DBO HOME and collaborating with some of the world’s most renowned chefs, designers, and brands.
Acclaimed sculptor Daniel, whose work is in the permanent collection at the Whitney, left the NYC art scene and representation at 303 Gallery to become a master craftsman and jack of all trades - from his iconic furniture design to building handmade full-scale sailboats and baking world-class sourdough bread.
The Tastemakers' Table
Discover at-home magic as we partner with photographers, stylists, chefs, designers and visionaries to take you into the tastemakers’ world and inspire you to bring our work into yours.
GET WHAT YOU REALLY WANT
A Registry For Any Occasion
Here you can select any item from the DBO HOME collection to be made especially for you to celebrate your occasion whatever it might be. Each piece is made by hand in our Connecticut Studios. Our goal is to provide you with uncommon, beautiful heirlooms to last a lifetime.