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Our Story

I began Spiders & Birds during the Covid-19 pandemic. After a 15 year, solid career in exhibiting sculptures all over the US and abroad, I wanted to stretch my wings again to start a design studio that borrows my fine arts aesthetics of play to combine with more functional items for the home. While I am still working in my regular studio making sculptures (www.nathaliemiebach.com), I am excited to start this new branch in my art career that focuses on a slightly different interest of mine.

These lamps are designed to make you smile through their color and playful aesthetics. They are also designed to take into consideration that many of you live in apartments that are always in flux.  Take mine, for example. I live in a small, urban apartment, where I am constantly shoving things around. It’s a lived-in space, not a show room. I like how I can change the function of these lamps to be a pendant or a table lamp, depending on what I need, while still giving me that extra color thrust and cozy light that makes me happy..

 

The Process

Each lamp is made by myself in the studio. It begins with hand-painted watercolor paper  that are then cut into strips. I then triple weave each lamp with the hexagon weave, to make it both robust and light weight. Finally, the borders are sewn, the wooden legs are painted and the electrical cord is tested out. Once finished, each piece is lovingly packaged and shipped. 

Why name it Spiders & Birds?

After weaving for over 20 years, I can’t imagine a better way to give honor to traditional weaving techniques than by naming my business after the two greatest engineers and weavers on this planet - spiders & birds.

Thank you for supporting an artist-run, women-owned small business.

Contact: spidersandbirdsstudio@gmail.com

Based in Boston, MA.  

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