Maiike began in 1999 and has always had two distinct branches. Clothing and soft things. But just one philosophy: I want to perfect the simple things I make. I want the next one to always be better.
Making is very important to me. It informs and develops my design. The visual and tactile textures of the materials used is integral to the success of each piece. The impulse to touch, the feeling of when something is worn and the emotional response to the colours are the things I’m always trying to consider when working in my studio.
Maiike woollen toys and quilts are born from woollen knits carefully sourced from secondhand shops. The toys have metamorphosed into many shapes and quilts into various sizes and finishings over the years. But the most important thing is that each one brings a little smile to my face before it leaves the studio.