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Michael emigrated from his native Cape Town, South Africa to San Diego where he had a successful architectural practice for 28 years; and a construction company for 13 of those years. He served as president of the North County America Institute of Architects and chaired the design review board for the San Diego City Development Corporation for many years. He has 4 children and moved to Michigan 12 years ago.
Michael designs and builds furniture and charcuterie boards from exotic African hardwoods and others. He was taught the fine art of building furniture at a very young age by is father, an accomplished joiner and cabinet maker. He has a natural feel for wood and lets the material “suggest and impart” the design utilizing the natural grain, color, and sapwood.
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