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ABOUT

Machiko Weston is a UK based set designer and artist.


PROJECTS

Upcoming…

– The marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

Jermyn Street Theatre
Dir: Edward Einhorn
Date: Mar 2022 – Apr 2022

2007-2021
     Associate Designer @Es Devlin Studio
     Lead-associate design projects include…

–  Lehman Trilogy: Netherlander Theatre + Armoury, NYC/ Piccadilly Theatre + National Theatre, London/ Dir: Sam Mendes
–  Carmen: Bregenzer Festspiele/ Dir: Kasper Holten
–  Elegy for Young Lovers: Theatre an der Wine/ Dir: Keith Warner
–  The Hunt: Almeida Theatre, London/ Dir: Rupert Goold
–  Girls and Boys: Royal Court Theatre, London/Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC/ Dir: Lyndsey Turner
–  Ugly Lies the Bone: National Theatre, London/ Dir: Indhu Rubasingham
–  Louis Vuitton: 2015-2020 SS,AW,Cruise/ 2019-2020 Maison Window Design W2,W4/ 2015 Series 3 Exhibition, 180 Strand, London
–  Serpentine 2017-2019: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opening/ Poem portrait
–  High Tide for Carmen: Victoria & Albert Museum/ Bregenz Carmen Exhibition/ London Design Festival

     Involved design projects include…

–  Poem Pavilion: 2020 World Expo British Pavilion/ Opening Oct 2021
–  Digital Art @Bold Tendencies: Fraser T Smith + Es Devlin Digital Art Installation/ “Children of the Internet”
–  The Weeknd: Super Bowl Half time show, Raymond James Stadium/ Starboy Tour 2017/AMA 2016
–  Brit Awards 2021,2016,2015: O2 Arena
–  Memory Palace: Es Devlin Art Installation/ Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London
–  Katy Perry: Arena Tour 2017/ Grammys Performance 2017
–  Robbie Williams: The Heavy Entertainment Show Tour 2017/ Troxy Show 2016/ X-Factor 2016
–  Mirror Maze: Art Installation/ Copeland Park/ Commissioned by ID & Chanel
–  Beyonce: Formation World Stadium Tour/ VMA 2016/ Made in America 2015
–  Kanye West: Yeezus Tour/ MET Gala 2017
–  Adele: Adele live 2016, World Arena Tour/Stadium Tour 2017/Glastonbury 2016/Brit Awards 2016
–  Linda: Royal Court Theatre/ Dir: Michael Longhurst
–  Hamlet: Barbican Theatre/ Dir: Lindsey Turner
–  Don Giovanni ROH Exhibition: Royal Opera House, London
–  Der Freischütz: Royal Danish Opera/ Dir: Kasper Holten
–  Otello: The Metropolitan Opera, NYC/ Dir: Bartlet Sher
–  The Nether: Royal Court Theatre/ Duke of York Theatre, London/ Dir: Jeremy Herrin
–  U2: Innocence + Experience Tour
–  Machinal: Roundabout Theatre/ Dir: Lindsey Turner
–  Don Giovanni: Royal Opera House, London/ Dir: Kasper Holten
–  Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny: Royal Opera House, London/ Dir: John Fulljames
–  American Psycho: Almeida Theatre/ Dir: Rupert Goold
–  Midsummer Night’s Dream: Theatre for a New Audience, NYC/ Dir: Julie Taymor
–  Die Tote Stadt: Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, New National Theatre, Tokyo/ Dir: Kasper Holten
–  Pet Shop Boys: Pandemonium Tour/ Electric Tour/ Happy Tour
–  Lady GaGa: Monster Ball Tour
–  Imogen Heap: Ellipse Tour/ First Train Home Music Video

     * For production photos, please visit Es Devlin Studio.

–  I Saw the World End:
Digital Artwork/ Collaborated artwork with Es Devlin/ Imperial War Museum/ Screened @Piccadilly Lights at Piccadilly Circus
–  Safe and Healthy Homes for Children:
Set Design/ The Alumnae Theatre, Toronto/ Music: Caitlin Smith/ Tiny Alligator Music
–  Daddy Long Legs:
Set Design Assistant, Drafting/ Theatre Creation, Tokyo/ Design: David Farley
–  The Tempest:
Set Design Assistant, Modelmaking/ Dramaten Theatre, Stockholm/ Design: David Farley
–  A Little Night Music:
Set Design Assistant, Modelmaking, Drafting/ Garrick Theatre, London/ Design: David Farley
–  Brithe Spirits:
Set Design Assistant, Modelmaking/ Watermill Theatre, London/ Design: Chloe Lamford
–  Magic Flute:
Set Design Assistant, Modelmaking/ English Touring Opera/ Design: Chloe Lamford
–  Twelfth Night:
Set Design Assistant, modelmaking/ unicorn Theatre, London/ Design: Louise Ann Wilson
–  Science Museum Project:
Set Design Assistant, Modelmaking/ Science Museum, Switzerland/ Curious Space, Anna jones + Patrick Bernier
–  War & Peace:
Set Design Assistant, Modelmaking/ Glasgow Theatre Royal + Edinburgh Festival Theatre/ Design: Chloe Lamford
–  Rocky Horror Show:
Set Design Assistant, Shooting modelmaking/ Europe Tour/ Design: David Farley
–  Hang On!:
Poster Design/ Lyric Theatre, London/ Theatre-rites Production
–  13:
Set Design Assistant/ Jacobs Theatre, NYC/ Design: David Farley
–  Salt:
Set Design Assistant, Modelmaking/ Ruhrtrinnale Festival, Germany/ Design: Louise Ann Wilson
–  Sunday in the Park with George:
Set Design Assistant, Drafting/ Studio 54, Roundabout Theatre Company, NYC/ Design: David Farley
–  Secret Marriage:
Set Design Assistant, Modelmaking/ Scottish Opera, UK/ Design: Tom Rogers
–  Major Barbara:
Set Design Assistant, Modelmaking/ National Theatre, London/ Design: Tom Pye
–  Monkey Nut Tales:
Art Directing/ Dir: Jo Ho/ Lark Production, Screened @London Film Festival
–  Hull:
Architecture Scaled Model Making/ Network Modelmakers Ltd


EDUCATION

–  Wimbledon School of Art, UK
Set Design for Stage and Screen/ BA Hons/ 1st class Honour
–  Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Architecture/ BE Hons
–  Photography Short Course
GTA Photography/ Toronto, Canada


PRESS

–  I Saw the World End
IWM
The Guardian
Dezeen
BBC Radio4 Front Row
BBC Radio3 Remembrance Debate 2020
Monocle Extra: Memorialise

–  Showtime (Book)
Showtime: Meet the People Behind the Scenes