Welcome to What’s New! Read on for information about shows, new work and current projects. My first post will be a simple recap of 2017 highlights. This page will be be regularly updated, so be sure to check back. There is more to come! You will also soon be able to subscribe, and have these updates sent to your email.

Salon Art + Design, 2017

The sixth annual Salon Art + Design show swept into New York City at the Park Avenue Armory in November.

Amy Lau, whose captivating interior designs have inspired New York for years, showed two pieces that were specially commissioned for this show. Amy outfitted her booth as a fully furnished room so that anyone could easily imagine living with art, rather than peering at it from a distance in no-touch museums. My Solar Wind Geolithic fireplace surround and Amethyst coffee table were honored as the centerpieces of her comfortable, home-like display. The Amethyst table featured a new design concept for me: a natural piece of agate incorporated into the carved design of a table top.

Maison Gerard, the quintessential New York go-to gallery for designers and collectors, exhibited the Megalith coffee table (see below), as well as the Wenge Music Stand (above) which offers adjustability without any of the usual, unattractive mechanisms

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Michael and Solar Wind.

Both Amy Lau and Maison Gerard outfitted their booths as fully furnished rooms so that everyone was able to imagine living and thriving, surrounded with exquisite art!

Expo Chicago, 2017

In September 2017, New York gallery Maison Gerard presented an eye-popping  booth at Expo Chicago, featuring Titan, a majestic 9 foot tall cabinet, carved in the round. The new Megalith Coffee Table also made its debut here, showing a new application of Geolithic Carving.

Titan’s fully carved, cylindrical design is half a cabinet, and half a door. The heavy door is opened by a remote-controlled actuator that guides its weight smoothly on hidden casters. Check out the videos for a demonstration!

Beneath the removable glass top, the carving on Megalith extends to the pedestal.

An internal space beneath the swirling top transforms the base into an easily accessible cabinet space containing a Lazy Susan.

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