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Make Nice With the Playful Pattern Repeat Room Divider

06.29.21 | By
Make Nice With the Playful Pattern Repeat Room Divider
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2020 was the year of making huge leaps for many, including Mike Newins. He quit his job, retired past designs and moved to a small city in North Carolina (he was in the New Carolina show in 2020) where he could afford a giant studio space. Newins was finally free to focus on his practice, which he named Make Nice, and will be releasing new furniture and objects on a bi-monthly basis. One of the first is the Pattern Repeat Room Divider, made with hard maple posts, India inked panels and brass hardware. Each room divider is handmade and unique – the pattern Newins decides upon is dictated by the wood’s causal pattern. The open space between ink strokes gives the piece a soft, relaxed feel that allows it to act as a filter rather than a hard barrier between spaces.

patterned wood folding screen

patterned wood folding screen

closeup patterned wood folding screen

closeup patterned wood folding screen

detail patterned wood folding screen

process creating patterned wood folding screen

closeup patterned wood folding screen

patterned wood folding screen

To learn more about the Pattern Repeat Room Divider, visit makenice.io.

Photos by Asia Harman.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.