Designer Michele Scholnick uses wax as a sculpture medium. Her line, Branch, is influenced by all things nature — from the pristine to the decayed — and is characterized in some instances by a soft minimalism, and in others, the use of painstakingly applied texture. Her designs dance between delicate and petite to bold and statement-making featuring a smattering of diamonds for good measure.
Michele carves each piece by hand in her sun-filled Venice, California studio while consuming vast amounts of caffeine (followed by slightly smaller amounts of bourbon) in the process. Michele’s adorable dogs, June and Olive, provide expert assistance.