About The Collective

MAD Design Collective

Founded by Seth McIntosh, Andrew Blackwell, and Anthony Davis, MAD Collective specializes in custom furnishings and architectural accents. Based in Northwest Arkansas, these artists are moved by a shared passion for pushing boundaries and blurring the lines between art, design, and functionality.

The joining ethos is the belief that spaces we inhabit should reflect individuality and personal identities – where furnishings are viewed as more than just utilitarian objects. They are sculptural pieces that breathe life into space, tell stories, and spark conversation. With an unwavering commitment and attention to detail, they strive to create functional works of art that elevate the human experience. MAD Design Collective’s portfolio encompasses a range of projects where everything is handcrafted.

By fusing traditional techniques with modern technology, they prefer to blend old-world craftsmanship with contemporary design sensibilities. Ultimately, they want their furnishings and architectural accents to transcend their physical form and become catalysts for emotional connection – where self-expression, beauty, functionality, and innovation coexist.

About The Artists

Seth McIntosh

Seth McIntosh is a creative artist based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. With a passion for transforming ideas into reality, Seth's forte lies in his exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to approach a vision with his unique and technical style. His appreciation of both mechanical and organic aesthetics finds expression in his furniture designs, and his graphic design background imbues his work with a dynamic perspective. A lover of bright colors and disruptive elements, Seth's artistic style is vibrant and innovative. Raised in Fort Smith alongside his twin, Ali, Seth's innate collaborative spirit has been honed throughout his life. He has been an invaluable asset alongside international artists on various public artwork projects and installations and is excited to be working as part of a trio in his latest project.

Andrew Blackwell

Andrew MacRae Blackwell is a talented artist, sculptor, furniture designer, and carpenter with a unique blend of traditional and modern techniques. Andrew has an MFA in Furniture Design from San Diego State University and is well-versed in a variety of media and techniques, from woodworking and metal fabrication to upholstery and jewelry making. He is known for his creative solutions to intricate design challenges and his attention to detailed craftsmanship. With an eye for social context, Andrew’s works elicited semiotic relationships with the world around us.

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is a visual artist located in Fayetteville. He approaches his work first as a technical builder, constructing his canvas frames by hand. His work layers geometric elements to explore life’s relationship between chaos and stillness through primarily abstract compositions. Davis’ pieces have been shown in many locations throughout the Northwest Arkansas region.