-Frank Lloyd Wright
Slowly sloping towards the ocean, Los Angeles is a bazaar of curiosities, marvels, and sun-soaked fantasy. But cradling this dream by the beach, acting as segue from the make-believe to the reality of the surrounding deserts is the Chaparral. It is a landscape in between. It is from this terrain and culture that Chaparral Studio fashions it projects into reminders of these possibilities.
A creative studio based in Los Angeles, California – Chaparral Studio weaves together nature, a sense of humor and an ethical approach to design. The studio creates and designs both objects and landscapes. Learn more about what we offer on our services page.
Bianca D’Amico studied art, receiving a BFA from Otis and an MFA from CalArts. Her affinity for playing with plants in and out of her art practice, a few of which are like her, native to California, led to creating terrariums, floral design and landscapes. With a prominent feminist agenda, hands-on-can-do attitude and an obsession with sustaining a studio based lifestyle she founded Chaparral Studio in 2012.
Bianca is the prominent designer of the various odds & ends that make up Chaparral Studio the Shop. A collection that ranges from hand pressed brass tags, handcrafted jewelry, to crystals & minerals thoughtfully packaged to tell a story. D’Amico’s work engages with personal and political narratives. Riffing on a California-centric vibe, the pieces bridge the natural world, with outspoken behavior and encourage curiosity. All designs are original, some collaborations with fellow creatives that are dear friends. Often the pieces are one of a kind with careful attention to detail, honoring the handmade and born out of the desire to spread fun and flirt with perspectives. Visit here to view what is in the shop, or here to find out where else to buy Chaparral Studio designs. To stay up to date with new projects and learn more about the studio follow along on Instagram.
When not in the studio or on a job site Bianca can often be found hiking or driving her truck off road seeking adventure with her trusty companion an Australian Shepherd named Joni Mitchell and her partner in crime.