Studio DŌ is a stone cutting atelier founded by Dana Seachuga and Octave Vandeweghe. These two creatives work independently: Dana as a jewelry maker and Octave as an artist. For Studio DŌ they joined forces and share their creative visions and expertise. Based in Antwerp, the city of diamonds, Studio DŌ is connecting to the city’s history related to stone cutting. Although the industry of diamond cutting is very small in relation to the past, the city of Antwerp is still an icon in diamond-business. The craft of cutting (semi-)precious gemstones on the other hand, disappeared almost entirely. The traditional (and often old fashioned) craft is labour intensive and the affordability of local production is troublesome. Driven by their affection for stone cutting, Studio DŌ is investigating the craft to deliver a more contemporary approach and to make it functional within the current markets. Whether based on old or new techniques, they search for progressive possibilities, complemented by a fresh design approach. Therefore they research how to refine traditional techniques towards a more sober making process. While they also learn how to make use of new stone related technologies, in order to make unique objects or smaller series of objects. Further on they study other crafts to find alternative solutions and overthrow conventions. Studio DŌ works on design projects, and receives commissions related to art, stones, objects and jewellery. Label & Labour stand along each other as one, becoming inseparable.