The Grant Dawson Collection is inspired by a commitment to the environment and its inhabitants. Designed to create awareness, each piece represents an endangered or threatened species, and is exquisitely rendered in portrait-like detail.
Functionality is integral. These are not just beautiful works of art, but usable - a daily reminder that you, too, can be a reflection of change. Also, with exceptional craftsmanship, these pieces can be handed down as true heirlooms, as was the case in previous generations.
Handcrafted in the USA, Grant Dawson uses a combination of certified sustainable North American hardwoods, recycled glass, lead free pewter finished in 24k gold or sterling silver, and food safe natural finishes.
Each stunning piece is presented in a signature gift box, made of 100% recycled material, and accompanied by information on the individual species plight with ways to help preserve and conserve its population - a reminder to us of the beauty and fragility of our world and our obligation to the future.
Your purchase from the Grant Dawson Collection also allows you to make a difference in our world as a portion of profits are donated to the Sustainable Furniture Council.
* Each tray is a handcrafted work of art, made to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
The Ground Roller's Story - Ground Rollers are a group of birds found only in a small area in southwestern Madagascar. It is a spectacular bird, unique in appearance, looking like a combination of a roadrunner, a pitta, and a roller, which is how the bird earned the name “chimaera,” which was a composite of a lion, goat, and snake from Greek mythology. It has a long brown tail with dark barring and blue edges. The species spends most of its time on the ground foraging for food. The birds are monogamous and nest in three foot deep holes they excavate themselves in slopes and embankments. This vulnerable species is threatened by habitat loss stemming from clearance of land for firewood, charcoal products, timber, slash-and-burn agriculture, and livestock grazing. Conservation initiatives have been identified as a top priority.