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All Roads at Placewares


High Desert Meets Low Desert at Placewares

Founded in 2012, All Roads is a collective that creates decorative art and functional product. Robert Dougherty and Janelle Pietrzak live in the Mojave Desert, in a town near Joshua Tree called Yucca Valley not far from Placewares Palm Springs. There they have a studio and store they call a “stordio”. Robert is a welder specializing in custom finished goods for home and commercial spaces. Janelle is a weaver who designs and makes textiles as wall art and functional decor. Often they collaborate on projects together.

Robert and Janelle first worked together when she was his weekend apprentice at a vintage motorcycle repair shop in Philadelphia. It wasn’t long until they started planning their own projects together outside the garage. He is a skilled craftsman, specializing in custom fabrication and metal work.  Together, they combine wood, metal and fiber to create objects, fine art, site-specific installations and custom furniture. 

Our All Roads Collection