Michale Dancer and Still Life for the Uncommon Collection
“I love elevating nature’s designs and bringing natural beauty into people’s homes as keepsakes and heirloom gifts.”
The Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree is designed by Michale Dancer and produced by Still Life.
Michale Dancer, a creative director and product developer, has been involved in the fashion, architectural and interior design profession for most of her life. She became an entrepreneur at an early age, when she started one of the first vintage clothing stores in New York City. Then, she developed a fashion manufacturing company, was Director of Interior Design at Macy's San Francisco and was an Architectural Consultant for DuPont. She is currently owner and designer for Still Life.
Founded in 1999, Still Life is a design studio that works only with natural and sustainable materials in appreciation for the wonder and beauty found in nature. Their design staff has a background of interior design, architecture, fashion and jewelry. Corporate clients ask them to create new and original products for specific events, projects, or retail merchandise. Their staff designers and production department (8-10 employees, depending on the season) work closely to develop and manufacture unique products.
Realizing botanicals in nature are ephemeral, the studio found a technique that would allow the beauty of nature to last, look beautiful in home décor, and become quality heirlooms.
Read a Q&A with Michale or visit her studio on our blog.