MAKE International’s mission
MAKE International is passionate about searching for fresh designers to collaborate with to bring its customers the variety of distinctive products and designs that they are looking for. MAKE looks to create items that are practical, high-quality, stylish and, above all, make people’s lives better.
MAKE International’s history
MAKE was established twelve years ago in 2005 by Director Dominic Speelman and joined forces with renowned ceramicist Keith Brymer Jones in 2008. Together the two have expanded the internationally successful Keith Brymer Jones ranges, in addition to growing MAKE’s brand portfolio to include Harlequin’s fresh brand Scion and upcoming designers Jane Foster and Becky Baur. There are many more exciting partnerships with contemporary design brands on the horizon too, including Layla Faye, Hokolo and Designer’s Guild. MAKE International manufacture products for all of the designers they work with.
As Head of Design, Keith Brymer Jones personally collaborates with every designer that MAKE works with to create unique products that represent the style and story behind each brand perfectly. Keith’s experience stretches back over twenty years, having started as an apprentice at Harefield Pottery aged 18 before hand-making ceramics from his London studio for retailers including Conran, Heals, Habitat, Marks and Spencers, Ted Baker, Laura Ashley, Monsoon, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York and Anthropology.
Keith continues to throw every shape in all of the ceramic ranges produced by MAKE on his potter’s wheel at his studio, a converted bakery in Whitstable, Kent. He then works with MAKE’s expert product supervisors in China to sample the products on the factory floor to match the same high specifications as the pieces made at home in his studio. Quality is precedent and for this reason every item is checked at least three times once it is made in order to meet extremely high standards.
MAKE International has distributors in Australia, Norway, The Faroe Islands, Iceland, Finland, Belgium, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, the US, Canada and the Netherlands and agents in Germany. MAKE is extremely proud of all the staff, designers, factories and distributors that they work with.
How are the products made?
Keith continues to throw every shape in all of the ceramic ranges produced by MAKE on his potter’s wheel at his studio, which is in a converted bakery in Whitstable, Kent. He then works with MAKE’s expert product supervisors in China to sample the products on the factory floor to match the same high specifications as the pieces made at home in his studio. Similarly all of our non-ceramic product ranges, such as glass, textiles and haberdashery are designed by Keith in collaboration with each range’s designer to ensure that they are both unique and high quality.
Want to know more?
You can see the whole process of making each mug with Keith in MAKE’s latest video here!
If you are a trade customer who would like to set up an account with MAKE International, please fill out our trade set up form here