Roy McMakin 'Cove' Table
Roy McMakin 'Cove' occasional table. Designed 1988 for Domestic Furniture Co. This piece has been professionally restored.
H 21 in. x W 19 in. x D 19 in.
Roy McMakin (1956-Present)
Roy McMakin began his studies at the Museum Art School in Portland, but soon transferred to the University of California, San Diego, where he completed a BA in 1979 and an MA in 1982. At UCSD, he studied conceptual art making, under the likes of Allan Kaprow, Manny Farber, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and Patricia Patterson. In 1987, he opened his first showroom on Los Angeles' Beverly Boulevard, called Domestic Furniture Co. Though the showroom closed in 1995, it remains online today and has resumed production with Big Leaf Manufacturing. Additionally, his work has been featured in solo-exhibitions at galleries and museums, he has designed entire houses, and increased the production of his furniture for his showroom. His most recent retrospective was a 20-year survey of the sculptor and furniture designer's oeuvre at the University of Washington's Henry Art Gallery in 2005.
Mr. McMakin developed a cult following for his functional art after opening Domestic Furniture, a Los Angeles showroom, in 1987. He shut its doors in 1994, moved to Seattle and, three years later, founded Big Leaf Manufacturing, a workshop that produces Domestic Furniture designs. He now lives in San Diego while maintaining architecture and design studios in Seattle.