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Hello, We are Jaimie & Maya

Atelier Make is the creative studio of designers/makers Maya Ersan and Jaimie Robson.

From porcelain tableware to intricate paper cutouts, their products bring the beauty and pleasure of fine craft into contemporary daily life. With a design aesthetic that is at once rustic and contemporary, Atelier Make's designs appeal to a new generation of fine-craft enthusiasts. The studio prides itself on a small batch, locally handcrafted model of doing business.

For designers Jaimie and Maya, Atelier Make is much more than a livelihood. It is an entrepreneurial journey based on creative chemistry, extraordinary friendship, and a shared appreciation for beautiful things. Their intention is to create enchanting spaces: considering everything from how we move through a space, to how it is lit, to the objects that enhance a space. The duo draws design inspiration from their heritage bringing a combination of Scandinavian and Mediterranean influences into their designs.

Maya is from Istanbul, and Jaimie is from Vancouver. The two met in art school, and since then have joined forces on numerous creative endeavors. Prior to founding Atelier Make the two had practices in public art, animation, programming for galleries. While their personal and professional pursuits have led them to be thousands of miles apart over the years, their effortlessly aligned vision and a bit of serendipity brought them together in Montreal.

In their parallel practice they design and produce interactive shadow installations as Mere Phantoms ( ).