Quicken Loans is proud to call the Motor City home, and part of that pride is in the ingenuity of the people who work tirelessly to transform the city. Much like how Detroiters are brushing off the dust to reveal a sparkling gem, Mutual Adoration, a design house and workshop, is focused on creating furnishings for the home and office using locally sourced reclaimed wood and salvaged materials.
Giving new life to old items stems from founders Clare Fox and Wayne Maki, who in 2013 turned a studio into a custom project house in Detroit. From furniture and frames to candleholders, catch-alls and other housewares, Mutual Adoration is representative of what it means to be handmade in the Mitten State.
“Owning our business in Detroit means a lot to us. Our appreciation for each other, and for our city, inspired the name Mutual Adoration. Our work is inspired by the materials that surround us and by the city that we love,” said Maki.
“We got started in 2013 when Clare had a sculptural installation in the Whitdel [Arts] gallery in southwest Detroit. She, along with her collaborator Undine Brod, collected lumber from across the city for the show. At the show’s end, we couldn’t bear to get rid of the wood. It comes from our city, with a long history of being functional to the people that live and work here. We try to respect that history in our work.”
Quicken Loans loves that type of entrepreneurial spirit that fuels the American economy, as revealed in our Super Bowl commercial showcasing our revolutionary Rocket Mortgage. We believe the economic effects of homeownership can be very exciting for entrepreneurs, small and large businesses, and our economy as a whole, take businesses like Mutual Adoration for example.
“Our design aesthetic is contemporary, while preserving the characteristics of years of use. It can work in any decor, from modern to rustic, and form and function are equally important,” added Fox. “Our products are handmade, completely custom and all Detroit. We can’t wait to work with the winners to create the perfect pieces for their home!”
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