COVID-19 UPDATE:
Power to Make is back in full capacity as we eased out of lockdown in Victoria. COVID safe workplace remains in place to ensure all our staff are safe – meaning that some of our staff continue to work from home with 50% crew onsite. Visitors to our workshop will need to email or call in advance before your visit.

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last updated: 08/11/2020
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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 to everyone.

Power to Make is uniquely set up as a micro-manufacturing facility located in Preston, Melbourne. Founded by 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 continuous feedback between how the design 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 products, Power to Make offers design and fabrication services to the construction industry across all sectors. We have design and manufacturing capacity to produce architectural scale pieces such as plywood formwork for concrete casting, balustrade and timber roof structure. In addition, we offer digital fabricating services for designers, architects and artists through collaboration, and consultation.

Power to Make explores architecture under LLDS.