Alex MacMaster cut his teeth working with world-renowned craftsmen in Dorset, United Kingdom, followed by a move to London which saw a twenty four month collaboration with London’s leading creative industries centre, Metropolitan Works, an incubator unit set up to support and promote the best of British design and production talent.
Today, MacMaster’s workshop resides in a formerly dusty swimming pool which has been transformed into a modern day production facility. The Old Pool has sliding doors and large luminous windows that open onto a sea of coniferous forest providing an idyllic setting for MacMaster’s natural and timber based lighting and furniture. Cast iron machinery has been meticulously sourced from within the United Kingdom and consists of 70’s Wadkin and Sedgwick precision equipment complete with British Racing Green lacquers. The Wadkin Burrsgreen Band-saw in particular being the equivalent Rolls Royce of its time.
It is here that MacMaster is free to develop products, prototype and produce in singular, batch or volume for many of their private, commercial and retail clients. The flexibility that arises from owning a production workshop in the United Kingdom is reflected in the service and quality of the finished article.