MAKINA

Makina is a London-based design partnership whose members are united by a fascination with, and deep knowledge of, the possibilities of manufacturing processes applied to furniture. Sprung and Dodec are new commissions which launched the trio in 2015, followed by Totem I and II produced in 2016. The studio comprises Swedish-born Tom Hildell, Anglo-Iranian Omid Asghari and Australian designer Paolo de Jesus. Makina represent a multi-national mix of influences and tastes. 

Makina celebrates the combination of mechanized processes and industrial materials and techniques with high levels of artisanal hand skill, that come together in their philosophy and their furniture. 

 
 

Makina
Totem I Table
2016
Sandblasted, polished English oak, oiled & waxed
l150 x h33 x w90 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Totem I Table
2016
Sandblasted, polished English oak, oiled & waxed
l150 x h33 x w90 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Totem I Table
2016
Sandblasted, polished English oak, oiled & waxed
l150 x h33 x w90 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

 

Makina
Totem II Table
2016
Sandblasted and polished English oak, oiled and waxed.
l165 x h35 x w83 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Totem II Table (detail)
2016
Sandblasted and polished English oak, oiled and waxed.
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Dodec Table
2015
Anodized solid aluminium billet & Douglas fir.
h45 x D155 cm, 180kg
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

 

Makina
Dodec Table (detail)
2015
Anodized solid aluminium billet & Douglas fir
h45 x D155 cm, 180kg
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Dodec Table (detail)
2015
Anodized solid aluminium billet & Douglas fir
h45 x D155 cm, 180kg
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Dodec Table
2015
Installation view

 
Makina   Sprung Table  2015 Patinated sprung steel, solid silver h50 x w90 x d185 cm Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Sprung Table
2015
Patinated sprung steel, solid silver
h50 x w90 x d185 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina   Sprung Table  2015 Patinated sprung steel, solid silver h50 x w90 x d185 cm Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Sprung Table
2015
Patinated sprung steel, solid silver
h50 x w90 x d185 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina   Sprung Table (detail)   2015 Patinated sprung steel, solid silver h50 x w90 x d185 cm Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Sprung Table (detail)
2015
Patinated sprung steel, solid silver
h50 x w90 x d185 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

 
Makina   Talbot Console   2016 8mm hot rolled, mild steel, waxed & honed edges  l220 x h90 x d42 cm  Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Talbot Console
2016
8mm hot rolled, mild steel, waxed & honed edges
l220 x h90 x d42 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina   Talbot Console   2016 8mm hot rolled, mild steel, waxed & honed edges  l220 x h90 x d42 cm Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Talbot Console
2016
8mm hot rolled, mild steel, waxed & honed edges
l220 x h90 x d42 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina   Talbot Console   2016 8mm hot rolled, mild steel, waxed & honed edges  l220 x h90 x d42 cm Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

Makina
Talbot Console
2016
8mm hot rolled, mild steel, waxed & honed edges
l220 x h90 x d42 cm
Andree Cooke Editions 10+2AP+2P

 
 

The three designers pool ideas and expertise, the resultant pieces arising from their shared critique and judgment. 

Hildell and de Jesus managed production for David Gill Gallery where they gained in-depth experience with materials and fabrication methods. Asghari, a graduate of Brunel University, approaches design from a knowledge mathematics and mechanics. 

Makina makes its’ debut into contemporary design pieces with these new commissions for Andree Cooke.