The name Power to Make implies the potential to make objects, in a sense anticipating a future vision of design and making. Our ethos is to capitalise on digital technology to produce highly crafted objects which are customisable and yet comparable in price to mass-produced items. We believe that good design should be accessible for everyone.

Power to Make is uniquely set up as a micro-manufacturing facility located in Preston, Melbourne. All products are designed and made in-house by founders Paul Loh and David Leggett, the duo (aka LLDS) both trained and practised as architects in the UK and have extensive research knowledge in digital fabrication and craft. As a micro-manufacturing facility, we are not restricted to mass producing a single type of product to minimised running cost. Being micro, we can be more responsive to client’s requests and demands. We explore making directly from digital model to physical object; merging craft with digital processes. This way of making allows us to have a continuous feedback between how the furniture performs and its aesthetic, allowing us to craft and refine the digital information we use to make our product.

Together with our catalogue range of furniture and accessories, Power to Make offers design and fabrication services for one-off projects. They have both design and manufacturing capacity to produce architectural scale pieces from interior fit-outs to discrete architectural components. In addition, we offer digital fabricating services for designers, architects and artists through collaboration, and consultation.

Power to Make explores architecture under LLDS.