2020 was the year in which many made big leaps, including Mike Newins. He quit his job, retired, and moved to a small town in North Carolina (he was on the New Carolina Show in 2020) where he could afford a huge studio space. Newins could finally concentrate on his practice, which he named Make it beautiful, and will be releasing new furniture and objects every two months. One of the first is the Room divider with pattern repetition, made with hard maple posts, panels dyed in India and brass fittings. Each room divider is handcrafted and unique – the pattern Newins opts for is determined by the original pattern of the wood. The open space between the ink strokes gives the piece a soft, relaxed feel that allows it to act as a filter rather than a hard barrier between the spaces.
To learn more about the Pattern Repeat Room Divider, visit makenice.io.
Photos by Asia Harman.