Re-imagining Memories & Everyday objects & Experiences

Melbourne, Australia · 98 Sales


Re-imagining Memories & Everyday objects & Experiences

Melbourne, Australia 98 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

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“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

Out of intense curiosity and to kill time while I hunt for my first architectural job, my partner and I purchased our first 3d printer and spent some time learning, understanding and testing their capabilities. After quite some time with no better prospects in the job-hunting side but with so much ideas – MIMAW was born.

MIMAW (short for Micro.Macro.Workshop), is an ‘Ideas-based’ and creatively driven design and making studio. We operate in the intersection of craft, design and technology.

We design and reimagine everyday functional objects but not as you know it. Our creations are for grown ups who like to rediscover their inner child and who still remember to play, to be delighted, surprised and inspired!

Our pieces merge traditional methods with emerging technologies. We design digitally, then 3d print our pieces before they are hand finished with traditional techniques such as painting and sculpting. Each piece has a unique story celebrating our experiences and the things we see. We sketch, design, test, print, make and repeat. The process in creating these unique objects is never linear and that is what we love the most.

All our processes are performed in-house from start to finish and we always try to embed functionality, technique and play in our pieces.


Shop members

  • Vei Tan

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    An extreme sweet tooth and dream believer. “Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun. ”

  • Patrick M.


    For architecture and hand craft goodness, all on @superscale_

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Last updated on May 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

We welcome any custom and personalized orders. We can always 3d print (digitally engrave) any names or quotes as long as they are within reasons. We will be charging for a little extra for personalized orders depending on the size and the amount of your orders.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We always gift wrap our products with tissue paper. They always come with a little handwritten card and thank you cards. Let us know if it is a gift to someone. We are more than happy to prepare a little card for your love ones.

How are our products made

At MIMAW, we believe the act of making is essential. All creations are made and original from our studio in Melbourne. We take great care and pride in producing our designs.

What are the 3d printing materials

We only use bio-degradable material which is commonly called PLA. The materials are made from 100% organic bio based-polymer.