Made Solid Moving to Fountain Ave in Los Angeles

We've just outgrown our current studio space and need to stretch out! 
Our Angeleno Heights studio has served us well over the past 3 years, and we'll certainly miss it, but it's time to move. We've been looking for about a year and have settled on a space in the heart of East Hollywood, close to Silverlake and Los Feliz, close to our roots.

Our new studio is on Fountain Ave... and if you know the area, it's the locals' cut from Hollywood to the Eastside and back. It sits just below Sunset Blvd. 

The building itself is newly rehabilitated, 1934 art deco with amazing details (see below). 
It has history, elegance and crazy high ceilings.
our expansion includes a larger production studio and a retail showroom in the front.

We'll stock all of our classic pieces, as well as many that we can't put into regular production.
Custom leatherwork, homeware, and select
We're also bringing a few friends along the ride Mt Hill, 2120, Studio Cue, Smokey Sumi, Dubbleworks and many many more will be stocked. 

Opening mid-June!!!

 

Made Solid 4855 Fountain Press Release Download

Peter Maxwell for Brooklyn Gin

Friends make us what we are and we're proud to celebrate them and give back when ever we can. Thankfully, our friends do the same. It's the best when we can work together.

We met Mariah Kunkel from Brooklyn Gin last December at Northern Grade in LA and we able to hang out again at Liberty Fairs NYC in January. Fast friends.
She's a California native living in NYC so she's back out West regularly.
On a recent visit she and photographer Amelia Tubb stopped by our studio to talk and capture the creation of a few pieces.

This is the Brooklyn Gin Creator Project.
Find the full post with interview on their Facebook Page

All photos Amelia Tubb

California My Way

Announcing a new project to celebrate our collective influence and inspiration - through music, food, travel and celebration of this beautiful state.
In the coming months we'll be featuring friends sharing their favorite California stories, memories, images, songs and more. It's the best of what is, what was and what we all can be. 
Stay tuned!

Made Solid at Inspiration LA Feb 12-13

Once again, our favorite event of the year - Rin Tanaka's Inspiration LA.
We're booth 518, just down from our friends Clutch Magazine, Himel Bros, PF Flyers and Ascari Bicycles. Around the corner from Freenote Cloth and Dr Collectors.
We're coordinating the music for the opening night party with me (Peter Maxwell), Toks and JT Donaldson selecting.
Come hang out!


Liberty Fairs - New York Jan 26-28 2016

Join us in New York this Winter for Liberty Fairs.
We will be showing in Freedom Hall.
Pier 94
Jan 26-28 2016
T&W 10am-6pm
Th 10am-3pm

email here to make an appointment

visit www.libertyfairs.com for additional information

image from Liberty Las Vegas Summer '15 recap gallery

image from Liberty Las Vegas Summer '15 recap gallery

image from Liberty Las Vegas Summer '15 recap gallery

image from Liberty Las Vegas Summer '15 recap gallery

@madesolidmia portrait by John Midgley from Liberty Las Vegas '15 gallery

@madesolidmia portrait by John Midgley from Liberty Las Vegas '15 gallery

Inspiration 4

Soul Music

Darondo @ Del Monte Speakeasy Venice, CA June 2011

All Images Copyright Peter Maxwell

All Images Copyright Peter Maxwell

Inspiration 1

Design does not happen by accident. The source may not be conscious or obvious, but our history and preference guide our hands.

Our pieces are inspired where we've been, what we've done, our surroundings and friends.
Here are some influences on our current collection.

All photos by Peter Maxwell. 

Transitions - Four Corners Box, Hand Shaped Trays

Transitions - Four Corners Box, Hand Shaped Trays

Sand, Water and Reflection - Vegetable Tanned Leather, Indigo Dyes, Splatter Paint

Sand, Water and Reflection - Vegetable Tanned Leather, Indigo Dyes, Splatter Paint

Roy Ayers Abstract - Indigo Tie Dye Patterns

Roy Ayers Abstract - Indigo Tie Dye Patterns

Waves and Spray - Flow, Curves, Transition, Indigo, Blue and White Splatter

Waves and Spray - Flow, Curves, Transition, Indigo, Blue and White Splatter