MachineHistories is a collaborative, interdisciplinary design / build studio located in Los Angeles and founded in 2006. Our focus is to provide unique and innovative solutions to challenging projects. The work developed at MH simultaneously straddles multiple disciplines, making it difficult for us to properly fit into any category as we privilege no particular creative practice above another. This affords us the freedom to apply our interests to a wide variety of projects rendering very few that are outside our scope.
Our collective experience and interests led us to explore industrial means to produce non-standard objects and outcomes. The investigation of machine processes is one of the main drivers. We look to transform these means in the pursuit of novelty, ingenuity, and response. This methodology is applied to a collection of tools, software, and building techniques that celebrates the production process. At the heart of it all, we make things and we solve problems. Some projects are programmed, some are electronic, some are wood, some are machined, but all are crafted. Our core belief is that the resulting things (such as cabinets, hair picks, and beds) can confound categorization and become something more...
MachineHistories is owned and operated by Steven Joyner and Jason Pilarski. Ryan Oenning, Levi Helm, Austin Kahn, and Charlie Pyott collaborate and contribute quite a wide range of skills and knowledge to help facilitate the work at MH. Previous MH contributors consisted of Eugene Lee, John Auer, Wen Han, Mike Heiss, Piotr Woronkowicz, Marc Dubui, Alex Purcell, Catharina Kapteyn, Clancy Pearson, and Patrick Dachtler.
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