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Designer Michael Coffey Focusing on Sturdy and Sweeping Lines

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: michaelcoffey-sculptor.blogspot and beautifuldecay
Designer Michael Coffey may design heavy and sturdy wooden furniture, but there is a fluidity to each piece that lends a lightness many will be enamored with. This is due in large part to the sculptural aspect this sweeping lines give the designs. Michael Coffey reveals, "I started as a furniture-maker, but eventually felt limited by conventional notions[...]. I now approach my work fundamentally as sculpture, but likewise have resisted passing over the line into pure or nonfunctional form."

Based in Hatfield, Massachusetts, Michael Coffey essentially creates functional art for the home. What makes his work so interesting is that people won't feel apologetic for wanting to interact with the furniture. Instead, the pieces are incredibly inviting both visually and physically.