Mike Newins is a designer and maker. In the studio, he works with a lot of self-imposed restraints: starting with a very specific goal and adding restrictions until he has something beautiful, perfect.
Newins builds work that has an interactive relationship with the space and humans around it. The work is influenced by modern art, traditional craft, and imaginary worlds. Newin's practice is meant to exist with a grave playfulness in a mysterious, ancient future.
Make Nice is a design studio in North Carolina, working with objects, spaces, and furniture. Rather than operating with a baked-in preset, it is willing to grow and change. The universe is not a playground, but an active player; Make Nice is very willing to play with it.