The Makerie Studio
Poetry, finesse and precision could define the work of Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft forming the studio The Makerie. Each of their creations is a universe in its own right that sublimates and reveals a place, an event. They draw their inspiration from the imagination of forgotten worlds, in rare and retro prints or in the beauty of the details of everyday life.
They were happy to answer a few questions about their work.
How was the Atlas Project born?
We created the Atlas Owl in January 2011, while we did not have a commercial project to work on. Besides, most of the birds we produced are rather personal projects, inspired by interesting paper or patterns developed during graphic research phases. Feathers are good surfaces to apply our research! And we love the freedom that these projects give us.
Have you left the paper to arrive at the choice of the represented animal?
In this case, it was paper. We found a magnificent paper with an old, dusty appearance, with printed maps on it, in a small shop in Milan. We bought a few sheets, just for our records. And finally, shortly after, we had the idea to use this paper to make a bird. The good character to assume the nature of the paper seemed to be the Petit Duc Owl.
What exactly is the Micam Milano event?
Micam is the biggest annual shoe design event in Europe. Every year, Vogue Accessories organizes the award ceremony at the Gala dinner for the show. It was a huge pleasure to collaborate with this institution for the event, but especially a lot of fun to create all the pieces for the evening! Especially since it was a first for us to produce objects for an event.
In your project Micam Milano, what was the sponsor’s basic request?
The basic brief focused on the theme of the Enchanted Forest, we were asked to create a monumental central piece and twenty-five small elements for the stage. We worked with the creative director of Vogue and the stylist to decide the appearance of each piece that we subsequently specified, cut and assembled.
How do you prepare such a large project?
As we often do, with a ton of sleepless nights and an adorable assistant to help us! As we had previously worked with Vogue Accessories in the past, we knew the team well, making things easier. It was a big job, but really satisfying at the end.
The place of installation is strong in symbolic! (Sociéta Umanitaria, foundation created in 1893) Have you taken into account its history for your project?
Yes the place where the event was held is really fabulous! It was truly an honor to be able to show our work there. We studied the history of the Milan Umanitaria Society, but more from personal interest than from the need for the project – there was no demand for the integration of the theme in the place – but eventually the elements combined Quite naturally.
© Luigi Ziliani et The Makerie Studio pour Atlas et Marco Esposito pour Micam Milano
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