• DESIGN FUGITIVES

  • WE ARE DESIGNERS

  • WE ARE MAKERS

  • WE BRING YOUR IDEAS TO LIFE

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OUR WORK


  • “If you have an idea Design Fugitives can make it come true.”

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  • “DF is for clients who want something beyond the ordinary.”

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  • “Full service and figure-outers.”

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  • “Design Fugitives create functional pieces that have a beauty to them that fit within, and work with, the environments in which they live.”

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  • “Functional, reused, and works of art at the same time.”

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  • “The industry needs firms like them.”

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  • “Their ability to conceptually feel what client wants to express, combined with sparkling design talent, melded with a deep understanding of the capabilities of materials, manufacturing equipment and processes, enables them to do what they do so well.”

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OUR TEAM

We are Milwaukee and adhere to the history of making while looking to the future.
PAUL MATTEK

Partner | Business Development

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PAUL MATTEK

JUSTIN WHITE

Partner | Design Fabrication

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JUSTIN WHITE

TUAN TRAN

Partner | Research & Development

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TUAN TRAN

MIGUEL RAMIREZ

Design Fabricator

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MIGUEL RAMIREZ

LAUREN DIAZ

Design Fabricator

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LAUREN DIAZ

OUR APPROACH

We approach projects as explorers and love discovery.
We stand at the crossroads of art, design, technology and craftsmanship.

Art >

  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Interiors
  • Sculptures
  • Corporate Installations

< Design

  • Concept Design & Research
  • Complex Fabrication Drawings
  • Process Collaboration
  • Cost Estimation

DISCOVERY

Technology >

  • CNC Routing/Cutting
  • CNC Plasma Cutting
  • Material System Research
  • Cutting Edge Methods

< Craftmanship

  • Refined Detailing
  • Careful Use of Materials
  • Custom Metal Work & Wood work
  • Delivery, Display &  Installation

How Are We Different?

Our Background

We are architecturally-trained thinkers, makers, and expert craftsmen committed to the relentless pursuit of beauty.

Our Tools

We combine intentional design and traditional craftsmanship with today’s cutting edge technology.

Our Process

DF is hands on both in
collaboration and fabrication.

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Our Inspiration and Our Passions

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info@designfugitives.com

414-377-3977

160 S 2nd Street | Milwaukee, WI

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