Meet the wider 放制 Openmake & Opendesk UK Team

Based in Shanghai Xintiandi our Openmake team is excited to build a new kind of furniture company and introduce a new concept to the China market. See our profiles below!

The Opendesk UK team is based in London – along Hackney’s ‘Maker Mile’ – a group of designers, makers, developers, and creative nuts from a wide range of nationalities. Together we’re two tiny cogs in the Open Making machine and nothing without our contributing designers, global network of local makers and 200,000 strong community of enthusiasts.


I’ve had many a wine right now, but something like… ‘Aussie marketer abroad championing Vegemite, smashed avocado and other obnoxiously named breakfast foods.’


Ian Bennink

Co-founder of Opendesk and 放制 Openmake, China-enthusiast and design entrepreneur