The Workshop of Matt Montini is a shop of design objects and gifts. Designed & made by artist Yonatan Vinitsky (& his kids) in Kent, UK. It is a physical manifestation of that folder on your desktop that you keep putting ideas into but never have the time to realise.
The workshop initiate and produce small batches of affordable and practical objects for all ages that are designed to be lived with, next to, and alongside. I aim to make everything by hand, with leftover materials (when possible), using low-tech, makeshift processes that I keep learning along the way. Above all, these objects carry a story, each with its own characteristics and strong personality.
The workshop formed during the Spring of 2020 at a time when the space around all of us became smaller and more local and when the perception of time, matter, sound and touch changed irrevocably. It was my way to try and take responsibility and become more generous in thinking about what it means to be an artist and a maker today and what production might look like in the future.
As in the dictum of the namesake Matt Montini:
Making Always Transforms Teacher
Models Adapt Tactile Trust
Motivate Advice Timeless Thought
Miracles Are True Things
The Workshop of Matt Montini
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