Studio MAKY

Design and Art Installation by Kwannie & Man-Yee

Studio MAKY in the KINDER Journal from New York!

Category : news · No Comments · by Jun 28th, 2017

Last week Zachary Vigna, seniour editor of the KINDER journal from New York approached us for an interview. We were surprise by this great initiative with very interesting research and articles about kids design. Hope there will be more!

You can read the article about our work with great writing here (or click on the picture).

Thanks a lot to KINDER journal and Zach :)!

Studio MAKY in magazine of UITagenda Rotterdam

Category : news · No Comments · by Jun 28th, 2017

For a whole summer long you can check us in the cultural magazine UITagenda Rotterdam :)!!

You can read an interview about our work and enjoy our professional rowing skills in the picture :P with the always colorful Seal of the South cheering behind us (and hope the boat won’t sunk, because there was actually a hole in it haha).

Anyway you can pick up the magazine almost everywhere for free, lots of summer tips and of course be sure to check our work in Rotterdam!

Thanks to UITagenda Rotterdam, Kim Stolk for the interview and Vera Cornel for the great action picture!

(sorry it’s in Dutch :))

Decor musical Valentijnschool at Bouwkeet

Category : news · No Comments · by Jun 23rd, 2017

In the past weeks children of the Valentijnschool worked very hard, did great sawing and painting for their musical ‘Panic in the Candy factory’. Together with the supervisors of Bouwkeet, our interns Noa and Jolijn, we helped the students of group 8 to build the decor of the musical. We took part of the Candy Machine.

In 4 weeks the kids built a vegetables stand, a candy machine, park benches, a throne, protest boards and all kinds of props made of wood and cardboard.

We’re very proud of all the kids who worked very hard to finish all the beautiful props and decor :). See here the final result of the Candy Machine!

De afgelopen weken is er hard getimmerd, gezaagd en geschilderd door de kinderen  van de Valentijnschool uit Delfshaven. Samen met de begeleiders van Bouwkeet, onze stagaires (Noa en Jolijn) en de enthousiaste leerlingen van groep 8, hebben wij het decor van de musical “Paniek in de Snoepfabriek” in elkaar gebouwd bij Bouwkeet.

In 4 weken tijd hebben wij een groentenkraam, snoepmachine, bankje, bomen, troon,  protest borden etc gebouwd vanuit hout en karton.

Hierbij het eindresultaat van de snoepmachine waar Studio MAKY samen met Bouwkeet en een deel van de kinderen hard aan gewerkt heeft:)

Two-Face Sea Monster at Kinderboekenparade in the Hague

Category : art installation, event, news · No Comments · by Jun 11th, 2017

For the Kinderboekenmuseum (Children Book Museum) we worked on a little giant Sea Monster as part of the children boat workshop. The little giant with perilous tentacles and two faces on the front and back (or the other way around :) is made of more than 3000 colorful ribbons for some extra serious fluffiness. Each carefully hand cut and hand knotted (luckily no blisters involved). Our lovely interns Noa and Jolijn helped with the monster and designed the water basin for the little monster in which kids could also play with their dangerous pirate boats.

It was a huge succes amongs the young visitors from the age of 2, because we were run out of materials in the early afternoon after two hours! Thanks to our neighbours of Artschool we could manage to make more kids happy and enjoy the Sea Monster with its two faces!

Lots of thanks to the crew of Kinderboekenmuseum, our interns Noa and Jolijn and all the kids with their pirate and mermaid parents!

Seal is ready for the opening!

Category : news · No Comments · by May 10th, 2017

The Seal has a brand new painted outfit and is ready to go in the water!

Thanks a lot to Gemeente Rotterdam, Cultuurscout Feijenoord, Jan Bogermanschool, Sportspeeltuin Hillesluis and our super interns Jolijn en Noa!

Opening ‘Zeehond op Zuid’, op 10 mei 2017, 14.30 uur

Category : news · No Comments · by Apr 29th, 2017

Samen  met de Bogermanschool uit Feijenoord hebben wij hard gewerkt om de Zeehond met zijn kleine vriendje “de olifant’ op zijn snuit weer zomer klaar te krijgen. Dit jaar heeft Sannah met haar ontwerp gewonnen en zal zij de Zeehond ook het water op duwen:)

Kom op woensdag, 10 mei om 14.30 uur naar het Varkenoordsepark om de feestelijke opening met ons mee vieren!!!!

English: Opening invitation for the ‘Seal of the South’ on the 10th of May at 14.30. Come and check the water spectacle!

Sencity Festival at the Doelen, Rotterdam

Category : event, news · No Comments · by Apr 16th, 2017

After weeks of builing, this is the final result of the 3 installations that we made for the Sencity Festival.

– Sense the Interaction game-box
– Decor installations in the air
– Movable and interactive Festival Heart made of wooden blocks

For us it was a whole new experience to work with deaf visitors, but it was a lot of fun! Especially with our installation ‘Sense the Interaction’, where people had to put a sticky suit on and throw balls to each other to win the game. This non-communication game was a big hit during the evening, luckily everybody survived the flying balls :).


Summer time has come: Badkonijn 2017!

Category : news · No Comments · by Apr 6th, 2017

Here are some pictures of the Badkonijn with its new summer outfit, with the happy winner of this year: the 9-year-old Iljas! This year we worked together with the Huis van de Wijk, De Nieuwe Banier, Rotterdam-Noord.

The Badkonijn, floating rubber duck with bunny ears, will be in the water till the beginning of October.

Preparations for the Sencity Festival 2017

Category : news · No Comments · by Apr 3rd, 2017

We finally build and painted the total Tangram Hart. Curious if the festival audience would play with the blocks? We sure did! And it’s sooo cool!

Also some pre-pictures of the giant installations which would hang in the air of the Doelen.

Big thanks to our 2 interns and lovely volunteers, without them it was not possible to realize this big project:)


Building up for the Sencity Festival 2017

Category : news · No Comments · by Mar 25th, 2017

This week we started with the building of the decoration and installation for the Sencity Festival!

The decoration will be shown in the air and on the ground of the different areas in the Doelen.With help of Gert-Jan Bok we speeded up the process a lot:) But still a lot to do…

The Sencity festival takes place on April 8, from 19.00- 04.00 hours, at the Doelen, Rotterdam.