Originally from Siberia in Russia Olga MacKenzie has enjoyed careers in fashion and art. Thus, drawing upon contemporary aesthetics, she moved forward onto furniture makeover and set up Altyn studio.

Olga rediscovered her love for making and fixing through her first apprenticeship at a traditional upholstery workshop in North London. It has revealed the talent of a natural craftswoman that enabled her to tie in all of her previous experiences together with the maker’s skills.