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The Daily Telegraph, Norman Miller 02/05/2014
Founded in 2009 by Alex MacMaster, MacMaster specialises in the design and production of Timber based Lighting and Furniture Products. Every single piece is hand made in England in the MacMaster workshop located in the Worcestershire countryside. With design, development, manufacture and packaging based in house the business is able to work closely with clients to offer a streamlined service to meet specific requirements and time schedules. MacMaster products are received by a global audience from luxury homes, highly regarded retailers to ambitious commercial projects.
Alex MacMaster is driven by a pursuit of absolute excellence in design and craftsmanship and he runs the workshop employing a team of highly skilled craftsmen. The environment is ‘traditional meets modern’ with state of the art technology side by side with 1970’s, Wadkins and Sedgewick cast iron machinery which has been lovingly restored to their former glory.
MacMaster is pleased to work with corporate clients and communicates closely with architects and interior designers to furnish domestic and commercial settings. The company’s expertise includes phases from concept generation, through to design development, prototype and production. We have found this hands-on approach gives a deeper insight into the intricacies and challenges of bringing products to market.
Alex designs for maximum output and minimum waste with some products using leftover materials from other ranges. This demonstrates an ecological awareness in line with best modern practices and adheres to ecological values and principles. The products, whilst technically challenging, are hand-produced using exacting techniques learnt and adapted from the world’s finest traditional craftsmen.
MacMaster uses natural timbers hand-picked from suppliers who source Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified timbers. FSC is an international non-government organisation set up to promote the responsible management of the World’s forests. Timber is globally regarded as one the most beautiful, versatile and naturally renewable resources.
“Furniture should be as much an artistic statement as it is functional. I design to make a visual impact, to stimulate the imagination and to have an elegance that gives timeless appeal.”
Alex MacMaster, 2009