It takes an ex-sushi chef to be able to carve out some highly exceptional pieces of furniture with detailing unlike anything you have seen before. The exacting hand of MICHAEL WILSON of MICHAEL WILSON DESIGNS produces extremely clever pieces of furniture that sing of originality and creativity.
His goal is to allow personal traits of the wood he uses, like California walnut or acacia, to blossom in his designs. Functionality gets fused with his visions of unusual shapes and creatures, but at all times his craftsmanship is obvious to the beholder.
I adore when there is an obvious hand to a piece of furniture, when you can see the work and sense the effort put into it to create the final product. All of MICHAEL’S pieces have a fluidity in the carving that is outstanding and indicative of his talented hand.This fluidity is highly apparent in the Black Swan Dining Room Table and the Swan Table…both on my favorite list.
MICHAEL also creates pieces out of metal, (see the spectacular Tarantula Table in metal pictured to the side) or uses metal accents on his wood furniture designs as exotic touches.
MICHAEL has his studio in Texas now where he lives, but is open to commissions and custom projects from all over the world. Keep your eye out for his fine studio furniture designs. I wouldn’t be surprised if they appeared in any of the popular shelter magazines or at a gallery exhibit near you in the very near future. If you are lucky enough to live in Los Angeles you can scoot over to JF CHEN and see what they have available for immediate gratification.
Ah, the delight of perfect design and talent all in one package…
Here is a video I found about MICHAEL WILSON and his work. Hope you enjoy it.
CIAO, CIAO ‘TIL NEXT TIME!