Orchard View Design LLC is owned/operated by husband and wife team Bob and Laura Antone. With a history in the Seattle area and Snoqualmie Valley, our name and location are associated with a thriving music and visual art scene.
Bob Antone is from a family of artists and woodcarvers with a history in the Pacific Northwest. Many of his uncles and both grandfathers were or still are wood carvers, painters or sculptors. This includes a variety of materials including metal and ceramics. His specialties are oral history and immigrant folklore of the Seattle area and greater northwest region. He also performs historical music, recites poetry and plays instrumental compositions in connection to his visual expression. Performed on a musical saw, old family violin from 1893, heirloom guitar and Irish drum, the music accompanies visual storytelling and folklore. Bob is currently a music teacher at Music and Arts located on Front Street in Issaquah, WA. (425) 392-1000
Laura Antone hails from Northwest Territories, Canada. She is a member of the DENE 1st Nations Tribe located in FT. Liard. Laura brings her vision into reality using pen and ink, mosaic in stone and brick, original geometric patterns in wood and painted murals. Her travels have brought her to parts of Africa, Europe, Canada and the U.S. She now resides in North Bend, WA and practices her visual art full time. She is interested in world cultures and connecting to people on many levels.
We make everything from large scale monuments and memorials to historical themed paintings, murals, patio designs, custom furniture and sculpture are made on site...and much of it by hand with antique tools. All of the labor is done locally, while using materials salvaged from dump sites, recycled or donated by patrons.
The company has created art and sculptures either privately owned or on public and private displays at: Mercer Island, Bainbridge Island, Seattle, Fall City, Snoqualmie, Duvall, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, North Bend, Gangjin, South Korea, Sweden, Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada and many other wonderful places.
Bob Antone is a 2015 recipient of the GIVE GOOD AWARDS in the category of ARTS. This award was given in recognition of his creative contributions to the Snoqualmie Valley and greater Seattle area. As a musician and historian, he has also performed on NPR affiliated stations, and has been interviewed for a number of cultural studies including,
"Logging Songs of the Pacific Northwest" by Leslie Johnson / Florida State University - 2007
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