Mac Collins is an emerging British designer and artist from Nottingham. Collins

graduated with a degree in Three-Dimensional Design from Northumbria

University, Newcastle, in the summer of 2018. In the years since graduating, Collins has been committed to designing and making narrative-rich and impactful furniture and objects. In this pursuit, Collins focuses on manipulating, yet still celebrating, the inherent beauty of the materials that he works with. Alongside this material driven approach, Collins brings personal and cultural narratives into his work, and deems his practice as a means of exploring his own identity and position within the African Diaspora. As a designer of Jamaican descent, Collins draws on his Caribbean lineage to create artefacts that are often

informed by the stories and the charisma of his elders. Fundamentally, Collins is interested in the interaction between human and object, and in the ideas that may be communicated through this experience.

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Winner of the Emerging Design Medal, London Design Festival, 2021

Acquisition of Concur by the Design Museum, London, 2021

Winner of the Young Design Talent of the Year Award, Elle Decoration, London, 2021

Winner of the Rising Star - Product Design Award, Homes & Gardens, London, 2021

 

Recipient of the Samuel Ross SR_A Grant Programme, London, 2021


Runner Up, New Designers, One Year In Development Award, London, 2019

Best In Show Prize at the Young Furniture Makers' Exhibition, London, 2018

 

Winner of the Cræftiga Prize, Hole & Corner, London, 2018

 

Winner of the New Designers Belmond Award, London, 2018

Lecturer and Resident Designer, 
Northumbria University - Newcastle 

 

Steering committee member,
Design Can - London