We want to share the joys of using things made by hand, to contradict disposable culture. We want you to connect to the maker of your belongings. We want to make things to be collected and cared for, to be given as cherished gifts. We want you to feel comfortable and content, productive and fulfilled. We want you to have things that work well -
Made in the USA
small batch / handmade
This first collection is a collaboration between the Bright Angle team and local artists of various mediums throughout Asheville. Every step of the design process asks: How will this product be produced? How well will these work in our lives - how do we make them work better? The Bright Angle team is working on different solutions to drinking coffee in style, burning candles elegantly and lighting spaces that feel good.
What We Do
design collective + workshop
At The Bright Angle every member of our team has been educated in their craft and is therefore able to make informed problem-solving decisions while at work in our studio. This allows us to create artisan goods with efficiency, and to create them to last.
We design things that are meant to be used. These designs are executed by hand using the highest quality materials. A lot of companies have it backwards. You don’t design something and then try to figure out how to make it, you make something and figure out how to design it to be made again. We stand by our trust in process.
In order to execute the prototypes for our first collaborative collection, we utilize the Asheville Maker’s space, our neighbors at The Refinery, to 3D print models for slip-cast porcelain mold systems. Beyond that, our collaborations in Asheville have involved working with local glassblowers, leather workers, printmakers, photographers, candle makers and other ceramic artists. This is why The Bright Angle is starting in Asheville, because the creative community is full of masters of their craft and we are all here to grow together.
We like to keep fresh designs and concepts running through the studio, which is why we collaborate with other makers and designers to facilitate the creation of their work. In addition to TBAone, we are currently working with teams from Nick Moen Studios, The Democratic Cup and Fulton and Roark.
The Bright Angle Handmade Design Studio is located in the Refinery Creator space on the South Slope of Downtown Asheville.
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