Digitally Crafted, Hand Assembled and Finished: The Mainframe Awards

By Firecatcher & Two Make
Screenshot 2019-03-05 at 17.19.56We love the actual, physical Mainframe Awards and wanted to share with you a bit more about the fabulous companies involved in bringing them to life.

Firecatcher are a design studio, run by a group of creatives from different disciplines who share a vision and love for what they do. 


Led by Sam and Tom, their work includes graphics, identity, illustration, websites, enhancement schemes for spaces and digital, providing clients with a complete service from brief to project delivery. 


"We were proud to be part of this project, valuing creativity and our local community of contemporaries and the importance of their role, so to be asked to design an award that honours them was a treat for us. 


Screen Shot 2018-03-05 at 11.37.05It was key for us that the design of the award should reflect both creative and digital practices, which was achieved through the use of 3D Printing to create part of the award, extruding abstract shapes representative of digital disciplines. In turn this allowed us to collaborate and support local creatives Two Make, who's skill and attention to detail resulted in an object fitting for it's talented recipients."


Two Make are a local, multidisciplinary art and design studio based in the East Midlands and led by Sebastian and Francesca who produce designs in-house and work with other creative professionals including designers, artists and architects to develop their ideas into a physical form. 

They specialise in computer aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) including 3D scanning and 3D printing, and have a range of equipment in-house. They are able to manage projects from concept through to fabrication.

Two MakeTwo Make were commissioned by Firecatcher to produce this year’s Mainframe awards. Composed of a grey powder polyamide 3D print and a solid maple wood mount, the awards were fabricated using digital manufacturing equipment and were hand assembled and finished. Each award is completed with individual laser engraved type that includes the winner’s name.

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