Ether Atelier: Michael Wong's Naturally Tactile Designs

Among the special guests at last night's Apartment Therapy Design Evening with David Stark was Michael Wong, a Broolyn-based furniture designer giving nature a modern touch…

Michael Wong wants you to feel his furniture – literally. Wong designs furniture that is visceral, tactile and sensual – like the dark brass dining buffet with bronze birch doors (first image) and the graphite eelskin and black oxidized steel credenza (second image). Trained as an architect and sculptor, Wong explains his approach to design:

We see, touch and exist with materials with a fundamental respect for their being. Reflecting a timeless contemporary vision combined with a dynamic artistic palette, we believe that people are inspired by the art making process and the artist's connection to nature. Our design workshop based in Brooklyn provides a place to research and experiment with processes while making the finest products featuring exclusive processes and techniques.

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