Founded in 2016, durodeco is a design studio that creates warm-modern furniture pieces, housewares, and jewelry. Our current collection is made up of custom pieces created for clients in the New York City area.
We use classic materials to create contemporary work informed by our backgrounds in architecture and engineering. Many of our designs explore the structural properties of glass, particularly its unique combination of transparency and strength. We are always in pursuit of novel combinations of materials and fabrication processes.
We create our pieces in New York City and work closely with local fabricators in order to achieve the highest quality materials, components - and ultimately, products - possible.
Contact us to inquire about any of the pieces on the site or to request a custom design.
About the founders
Rachel Robinson, AIA
Rachel holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She also studied drawing in Vicenza, Italy, where she was inspired by the work of Carlo Scarpa and his meticulous attention to materiality. The interplay between new and old are themes that still resonate in her own work. Now a licensed architect working in New York, she has experience in residential, cultural, and hospitality projects. Rachel continues to draw inspiration from New York City and its unique architectural character.
Michael Dunham, P.E.
Michael grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended Colorado State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. In 2005, he moved to New York City to pursue a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering at Columbia University. He has been a structural engineer in the facade and lightweight structures industry for 11 years and has worked on projects ranging from cable-supported glass walls at One World Trade Center in New York, to "The Wingtip Bridge" - a 582-ft span pedestrian bridge in the mountains of West Virginia, to the new airport planned for Mexico City.