About us


It's a long story, but..

Where did it all start? Well, It starts with a 7 year old kid building skateboards, taking apart vacuum cleaners found curbside, and an endless curiosity about the world. My path to design meandered, with time spent in aerospace engineering, design consulting and multiple freelance projects. Along the way, I was lucky enough to find a partner with equal passion for design and who provides a different perspective to my work. TWNS studio is a design practice of Larry Parker with endless amounts of help from Mandi Parker and other Detroit based creatives. We aim to apply our love of design, knowledge of manufacturing and empathetic approach to research and insight  based design.  TWNS is part consulting studio, part manufacturer, with a strong emphasis on designing things the way we always wanted.