ALEXANDER MACDONALD is the creative force behind Studio Palanquin [pal-uhn-keen]. His work applies time-honored techniques of glassblowing, wood turning, mold making and machining to create artisan glassware, jewelry, furniture, lighting and functional objects d’art - all infused with that special Californian design ethos. Studio Palanquin's wonderful balloton glasses caught our eye first, so we’re starting there.
Alex's skills as designer, joiner, glass blower, entrepreneur and musician guide his artistic direction of Studio Palanquin and their chosen band of creative and construction collaborators.
His creative force was formed in New York, but took hold when he shifted to the West Coast a few years ago.