Mike Newins (they/he) is an American designer based in North Carolina. Newins is a self taught craftsperson and designer, working in the space between instinctual form and rule-led design.
The studio is heavily influenced by artists of the Light and Space Movement and the Minimalism Movement of the 60's, as well as neo-noir science fiction movies, magical realism novels and Newins' own imaginary worlds. Gestural minimalism and elevated utilitarian are the primary languages of the studio.
Newins loves podcasts, dogs and daydreaming.
Make Nice is a North Carolina based studio focusing on hand crafted modern furniture and functional objects.
Custom furniture and design consultation are available to clients from all locations. Installations and custom build-outs are available in Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Greensboro.
Make Nice is, happily, a member of JOIN Design, a collective of independent US designers.