MAKER’s Mat Macmillan has a high regard for traditional hand skills dating back to his apprenticeship to North London carpenter and cabinetmaker Frank Pohorley. Frank’s working methods, rooted in the 1930’s, now represent a bygone era and ethic. Joints were all marked and cut by hand and chisels and irons sharpened on an old India stone.
Trained in carpentry, joinery and shop fitting, Mat blends his respect for traditional skills with a long-standing interest in design. He brings the lasting quality of the past into contemporary mixed media pieces to meet and challenge a new era.
‘MAKER is about exploring top-end design, aesthetics and materials and bringing them together with meticulous craftsmanship. The aim is to celebrate an individual quality that commercial production techniques cannot mimic, resulting in items that possess real character and personality of their own. MAKER’s Mat Macmillan works in wood and other media for his amazing products collection. You will end up with something of lasting beauty and originality for your home, workplace or as a gift to mark a special moment.
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