Garden Accessories: A Visit to Branch Studio

I’m still in Detroit and processing everything I’ve seen so far.  I was lucky enough to spend a few days with landscape designer Deborah Silver and her dog and human partners before the 2013 APLD Landscape Design conference started.  One of the highlights was a side trip to Branch Studio where Buck Moffat and his crew of metal workers bend, shape, stamp, laser cut, weld, rivet, galvanize and patina steel into a variety of  extraordinarily beautiful handmade containers and garden accessories–all dreamed up by Deborah. Branch Logo1 1024x995 Garden Accessories:  A Visit to Branch Studio finishing a fountain 1024x768 Garden Accessories:  A Visit to Branch Studio Attention to detail and the care given to each piece marks them as objects of beauty unto themselves.  That we can have them in gardens when there is so much of the opposite out there is in itself a luxury for a designer.  For someone who values fine craftsmanship and classic beauty,  the containers and and architectural features created at Branch are worth their price.

Planters 768x1024 Garden Accessories:  A Visit to Branch StudioPlanters on the workroom floor are above.  Below the same planters designed by Deborah and planted up in downtown Detroit.

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I started out my professional life as a metalworker so the melding of landscape and metal in this particular environment was fascinating for me.  It was the best of both worlds.

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four square Branch planters 768x1024 Garden Accessories:  A Visit to Branch Studio

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
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2 Responses to Garden Accessories: A Visit to Branch Studio

  1. buck moffat says:

    dear susan – it was a pleasure to feed you and have you see the shop. keep the faith and rest assured i’ll always have a bottle of hot sauce handy.
    best and thanks,

    buck

  2. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    It was my pleasure also Buck!

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