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About Aura Atelier

Craft in the service of wood

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Aura Atelier is the design studio and workshop of Gerard Del Monte. Gerard holds a B.F.A. degree in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design. His creative influences include the restraint of Zen, classical mathematical and architectural proportions, and Bauhaus functionality. From his shop on south Whidbey Island in Washington State, he crafts elegant designs in wood featuring silky finishes of hand-sanded, hand-rubbed oil and wax – a joy to feel. Produced in limited editions; commissions welcomed.

Painting by Claudia Mitchell

Painting by Claudia Mitchell


Our Products

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Adhering to the Japanese design principles of Ki ( humility in wood ) and Yugen ( mystery and subtlety ) these varied designs all have the same intent: to creatively encompass space with wood.

They lend themselves to many uses, including:

Tea box

Herb box

Jewelry box

Memorabilia collections

Funerary urns ( require individual sizing, contact for details )

Or simply as an elegant accessory for home or office.


Boldly or subtly illuminate your life with these intriguing fixtures. Available in a range of woods.


Replace the mundane with a design statement. Available in a range of woods.


Design ideas expressed in wood, some whimsical, some not.


 All designs copyright 2018 by Gerard Del Monte and Aura Atelier. All rights reserved