Brooke M Davis blurs the line between furniture artisan and industrial designer. Trained as both, Davis pushes the boundaries of contemporary furniture by utilizing cutting edge technology to create unique objects that are distinctly her own. Regarded as a Texas CNC Goddess, her work showcases a merging of mind and machine that makes traditional furniture seem obsolete. She is internationally known for the timeless styling and detail work of her luxury limited-run production furniture. Davis creates an array of designs from high end to mass production. Currently, she is the Furniture Section Chair for the Industrial Designers Society of America.
In 2011, Davis founded make+SHift LLC. in Austin, TX. make+SHift is a Design on Demand (DoD) Shop that seeks to help people who are trying to figure out how to get their ideas made. make+SHift is a small design company with edgy Austin flare that welcomes anyone with an idea for production. We offer a wide variety of services from design consulting and prototyping to classes and shop space rental. We pride ourselves as a unique design resource for anyone with a vision. Let us become your make+SHift design team.
Prior to opening make+SHIft, Davis taught as a Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA for 5 years and one year at Appalachian State University. Her specialties included teaching creative thinking & technical application in the design studio and college of business, materials and processes, rapid prototyping, CNC, and furniture design.
βAn object should beg to be discovered; fore when one is enamored with an object experientially it transcends words.β β Brooke M Davis