Studio MAKY

Design and Art Installation by Kwannie & Man-Yee

Studio MAKY turns colorful designs and concepts into real life installations and interactive activities, specialized for events and cultural projects. Welcome to our fantastic world full of crazy, vivid, happy and monstrous adventures!

Studio MAKY is an initiative of Man-Yee Mok and Kwannie Tang, a multimedia designer & animator (Man-Yee) and an illustration designer (Kwannie). We met through the Chinese art collective ‘Studio Zi‘, working together on cultural projects and art exhibitions with other artists and designers. When our first collaboration of the stop-motion animation ‘Cassette Boy’ was a great success, we decided to work together as a creative duo on several art and design projects since 2011. Because of our different backgrounds, our projects mainly end in surprising results; from a colorful music animation to a group of giant monkeys of 5 to 8 meters high, swinging in a big music concert hall. We’re also happy to give creative workshops to kids, for small groups or during special public events with several museums like Villa Zebra and Maritiem Museum Rotterdam.

Our art projects are characterized as being humoristic, illustrative and with colorful designs, made with a lot of dedication. Besides designing concepts, we love to build our installations with our hands. For the best results, we work with all kinds of materials like wood, cardboard, fabrics, metal and paint. The sewing machine and toolbox are our best friends! Each project we learn new things and try to pass on the knowledge on our community art projects with the locals like designing and painting a new summer outfit of the yearly Badkonijn and Zeehond op Zuid project. Lately we’re crazy about tufting our own rugs and after many enthousiastic requests we give limited time tufting workshops in Rotterdam in our studio :).

Do you want to make us happy with new projects, nice collaborations or creative challenges? Feel free to contact us here or mail for more information.

Thanks for visiting our website and see you around!

Kwannie & Man-Yee aka Studio MAKY

Popunie, Museum Rotterdam, Museumnacht Rotterdam, Gemeente Rotterdam, Kunstbende, Solar Weekend Festival, China Light Festival Rotterdam, Sophia Kinderziekenhuis TV, Indian Summer Festival, Blijdorp Festival, Theater de NWe Vorst, Cultuur Ondernemen, Praaning & Roekens, Bazar Bizar Festival, CityLiv, Grill ‘n Smoke, Scarabee Artborne, International Poetry Festival, Wild Life Film Festival, Centrale Bibliotheek Rotterdam, Bibliotheek Boekenberg Spijkenisse, OBA Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Nationale Kinderboekenbal, Culinesse, Sportspeeltuin Hillesluis, Kinderboekenmuseum, Boekenbal, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Camera Japan Festival, CIC x ArtTenders at Work Project, Nippon Connection Filmfestival Frankfurt am Main, Rotterdam Chinese New Year, Vivre Production, Rotterdam Pride, Stichting de Loodsen, CBK Amsterdam Zuidoost, Sencity Festival, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Theaterstraat, 2-ater Production, Onder het Buro, Woonstad Rotterdam, NS, Gemeente Nissewaard, Cross Comix, OMI, Probiblio, Groninger Museum, LAM Museum, Studio de Bakkerij, Villa Zebra